Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A year already

Just like others, I have those days that I wish would hurry up and get here or times in my life that I wish would speed up. The truth is though, time is going by so fast. And each passing year seems quicker than the last. '

This past Sept. 1st we have been in our house for a year. Other than painting a few walls, decorating, and putting on a new roof, nothing much more has been done. I have plenty of plans/ideas that I want to do but all in due time. This can be hard for me because I'm a "want it done yesterday" type of person.

During this next year I want to paint and update the bathrooms. We also need to put new windows on the house. That will be another big expense like the roof was but it has to be done. After that I want to paint(or put siding) the house a sage, or hunter, or olive green and do the white shutters and white porch in a yellowish-cream color. I think it will really warm up the place and add LOTS of charm as well as curb appeal. Of course doing all this will also be a big expense so it might be a couple more years before we do it.

In 4 more days our second son, Asher, will be a 1 year old. Now when I think about that it really seems to have been a fast year. Asher's name means "happy/blessed" and he is one happy baby boy. Other than the occasional fuss with his brother he is always quick to give a smile and is pretty much laid back.

My wife and sons are exactly what God knew I needed. They have changed my life in so many ways and though some days are longer/harder than others, I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Remember blogger-world...it is SO easy to focus on the bad things in life but MUCH better and relaxing to focus on the good things. Remember to always give God the glory he deserves. Praise him in the good times and bad. Take it all to the Lord FIRST(make your requests/concerns known to him).

Be blessed!


Valerie said...

I really enjoyed this post, maybe it is because i know exactly how you feel with the whole "want it to be done yesterday" type of thing, but, I also realize I enjoy the process as well. We found a beautiful home while looking which was gorgeous and one at which I would have jumped at a few years ago...but NOTHING needed to be done to it. It was almost too perfect (besides the fact that my taste in floor plans have changed) for me. I like the process of creating and have learned to enjoy living in the moment because otherwise, I wont experience happiness because happiness "just happened" while I was yearning for tomorrow. Blessings to your family!

Trina Colette Barnes said...

Isn't that the truth! We celebrated our anniversay over the Labor Day weekend and I don't know where the time has gone and believe me Eric, the older you get the faster time flies. And the problem is that we get a little smarter with each year that goes by and we realize how much work we need to do in this life. We really want to take a hard look and grow deeper in our relationship with our Lord. Thank you Jesus for the work you are doing in us and for giving us each and every day! Buzz on over...I have posted this week...and how about those temps! We got us a cool down ya'll!