Pillows, Dirt and Truth

 I got some cute chevron pillow covers at Hobby Lobby yesterday. 
They were half off and just $3.50 each! 
And they help fulfill my new year's resolution of adding more turquoise to my house!
 They had tons of colors and patterns to choose from including sequins and burlap.  I just wanted to share since they are such a great deal right now!  

This little dirt ball is my sweet baby girl. 
 This is what Katie looked like after playing with Daddy in the back yard. I had to give her a shower then a bath! And I found dirt up her nose. I know for those of you with boys, this is a daily occurrence.
 I MAY have over reacted a little bit!

And I haven't shared my 2nd memory verse with you yet. 
This is #2 out of 24 that I will be memorizing for the year. 

It's Philippians 4:8
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

Can you imagine what my attitude and outlook on life would be if all the things I am thinking about are true, honorable, right, pure, lovely and admirable, excellent or praiseworthy? 

It doesn't leave any room for "What if's".  Like what if something happens to Marcus or Katie?  I promise you I have planned both of their funerals several times in my head before!  Sick huh?!  If I can't get a hold of Marcus at the fires station for a while...well, I guess he died. If Katie sleeps for 12 hours in a row and I don't see her moving on her monitor...I assume she stopped breathing! And in seconds I picture my life with out them and wonder who I will ask to be Marcus's pallbearers!

My thought life can be pretty dramatic!  I need to take my thoughts captive and focus on what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, excellent and worthy of praise!

Speaking of something lovely...
I am gathering stuff to do a fun giveaway next week. 

I just LOVE you all so much, that I want to do something fun and give you presents! 


Hannah Fields said...

I have the same thoughts! When I am driving down the road I think about getting in a crash and my kids not surviving. I get nervous when the phone rings and it is the office # for my husband (he works in a steel mill) instead of his cell I always think the worst. You know the most logical thought would be that there has been an explosion in a furnace or he has been crushed underneath 1,000#'s of steel. Not that he ran his phone battery down playing games and had to use the office phone. I have his funeral planned before the 3rd ring. It is out of control. I love the pillows! I love your house! I found you a while back through kellys korner SUYL post and I am hooked.

Sheila said...

My daughter was a little dirtball like Katie. When she had just turned one, she pushed open the storm door that hadn't been latched, crawled out (without getting squished in said storm door), down the steps and across the sidewalk. When I realized I was missing a baby, I found her sitting in the garden with a little face covered in the dirt that she was busy eating! She is now almost 23, so they do survive their parents. I also am like you, and immediately imagine the worst. Hopefully we survive our own imaginations!

Giggles said...

Love the new pillows and I really like the old pillows!

Nicole said...

And here I thought you were going to tell us the TRUTH that sometimes you have DIRT on your PILLOWS!

Think how different the whole world would be if we all lived and breathed that verse!

3jays said...

We are memorizing the scriptures as a family. Sad to say my kindergartner is doing better than me!! I love your blog.

d said...

I like your verse- I do the what ifs,too. Its awful and I try not to do it but ... I love the pic of Katie - I love pics like that to save for when they are older;-) I have a pic of my oldest son eating dirt with a trowel - he turns 13 this year and I think that pic may reappear soon.

Crickett said...

So glad to read I'm not the only one that thinks that way. I do it to myself too, any little ache or pain. Well, that's it. It's over for me! Thanks for the laughs!

Carrie said...

I am guilty of thinking the same crazy, dramatic thoughts! What a relief to know I'm not alone :)

And thanks for the hot tip on cute pillows at Hobby Lobby! I love your Chevron stripes.

Taylin said...

I think the SAME way!!! After I have planned their funerals and figured out how to tell our family, it then hits me . . . I have nothing to wear!!! :) How sad that we spend our time worrying! It's funny you should mention this verse. My sister and I decided that we are going to memorize this too. (I already have it memorized I just can't remember the list that the verse rattles off.) Another good verse for thoughts is 2 Cor. 10:3-5. That is on my memory list!

the undomesticated wife said...

I don't have the "death" thoughts, but I am usually a "glass half empty" person. I think it's because I'm a realist and want to be prepared for the worst. I don't like that about myself. :(

mwimp said...

i luv the pillows and thanks for sharing!
i also like the take you have on that verse, i never looked at it that way before. i have those same "what if's" all the time that leave me in knots. i'm going to memorize this verse and think it each time i get those in my head!
thank you!

donna said...

Dina, I am afraid you inherited the "what ifs' from me. I think it is just because I love you all so much that it makes me worry about you.