Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I Feel . . .

We are all multi-dimensional. We are never just one feeling. We always have many emotions running through our minds and hearts--happy, sad, content, uneasy. But even in the midst of different emotions, we can always be sure that we are loved. There is ALWAYS joy in our journey!

Right now--this Tuesday morning-I am feeling different things.

(1) I Feel Excited. I absolutely adore celebrations and we have TWO big ones at the end of the week. McKenna will be 15 and Sydney will be 3. There will be parties, cake, games, family, fun, laughter, traditions, and more cake! So much to look forward to!

(2) I Feel Reflective. With the two celebrations come realization that I am getting older by the minute--and that my girls are growing up too! McKenna will be getting her driver's permit on Friday, which just really puts it into perspective. How did she get to this age so quickly? Wasn't she just learning her ABCs? Wasn't she just sitting in my lap, cuddling, asking me to read her another book?

(3) I Feel Impatient. I have been waiting for a good-sized check to come in the mail for the last week and I have become impatient about it. It would help immensely with several BIG things we have to pay by Monday. I'm just praying that it will get here today, or tomorrow, or at least very soon. (Patience is NOT one of my virtues!)

(4) I Feel Proud. I made a decision a few days ago based solely on principle. It was something that I felt totally convicted about from God, simply knowing that I had to make a decision that was just "right." I wasn't sure, though, how everyone in my family would feel about it; I was afraid that they might whine a little bit about it. But boy was I proud when the girls said, "We would have done the same thing, Mom" and "That's just wrong and you are so right!" I am so proud of my girls for knowing right and wrong and knowing that there are times that principle is more important than comfort!

(5) I Feel Loved. Always, always loved!

How do you FEEL this morning? (Yep, it's a Random Tuesday. You knew you couldn't get away that easy!) What emotions are you feeling this morning?

18 comments:

~gkw said...

It was a good decision you made. The kids took it great and I'm proud of all of you.

Stephanie C said...

This Tuesday morning I am feeling....hmmm...this is a hard one....
Loved-Hubby appreciated everything I did to get ready for step kids to come home, and bought me flowers last night.

Chaotic-I have so many things that NEED to be done, or I WANT to do, I am kinda stuck as to where to start

Happy-That I have friends like you and the other gals :)

Adrienne " A little dramatic at times" said...

Great post!!!! I am EXCITED BECAUSE TONY AND I ARE GOING TO THE BEACH WITH NO KIDS THIS WEEKEND!!! WOO HOO! lol

Cheryl Wray said...

G--It felt GOOD to make the right decision!
Steph--Love your list too! Chaotic is definitely a word for my week too!! Good luck in getting what you need to get done!!
Adrienne--Okay, my other feeling today is I FEEL JEALOUS!!!! I wish G and I were going to the beach with you! (We will have ananniversary getaway in May, but that's not until May! LOL)

Cheryl Wray said...

G--It felt GOOD to make the right decision!
Steph--Love your list too! Chaotic is definitely a word for my week too!! Good luck in getting what you need to get done!!
Adrienne--Okay, my other feeling today is I FEEL JEALOUS!!!! I wish G and I were going to the beach with you! (We will have ananniversary getaway in May, but that's not until May! LOL)

Cheryl Wray said...

G--It felt GOOD to make the right decision!
Steph--Love your list too! Chaotic is definitely a word for my week too!! Good luck in getting what you need to get done!!
Adrienne--Okay, my other feeling today is I FEEL JEALOUS!!!! I wish G and I were going to the beach with you! (We will have ananniversary getaway in May, but that's not until May! LOL)

Cheryl Wray said...

What in the HECK!! Sorry for boring everyone with my comments and pic over and over again! LOL

Maria said...

Cheryl, you are so right! I love this post. We are multi-dimentional. We can feel so many things just at the same time! Right now I'm excited to have my mom here and overwhelmed at how busy I've become this week again. Between work and the extra work at home making (not complaining) I've just been running around like a chicken without a head, LOL.

Dawn Bibbs said...

Hi Cheryl, once again, you've posted a good one. I actually read it earlier, but I didn't comment then as I had to think about how I was "feeling"...thanks a LOT!!! :-)

Let's see, today I am feeling:
Overwhelmed - actually, this is an everyday feeling for me :-). We've got alot going on this week and I guess it's just all a little overwhelming.

Sad - Ok, maybe this isn't the correct word. But I'm feeling something in this category. Tomorrow, at 8:30am, I will be registering my baby for kindergarten. We tried for 11 LONG years to get pregnant with Jayla. So it's been kinda hard to see her growing up so fast.

Excited - I'm excited about this new adventure in Jayla's life. She LOVES Pre-K and is looking SO forward to this next step in her life.

Blessed - Everyday is a blessing. And I'm happy that my family is alive and healthy.

Loved - Once again, a feeling that I'm fortunate to feel everyday.

I'm sure there are more feelings whirling around inside me. But for now, this is all I've got :-).

Rene said...

Great post (and the one from yesterday, too - I just got to check that one out!!!)...

I feel...
Unsure - of so many things that are going on in my life. But I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing. =)
Happy - I had a great weekend, and an enjoyable evening last night.
Sleepy - nuff said!
xo
Rene

Gin said...

Love your Tuesdays, Cheryl!

Let's see. I guess I'd have to say that I fell:

Tired (sounds like everyone here feels that way. ha!)
Happy (got a lot of good things!)

Jeff said...

Glad you've got so much support on your decision :) That's always good.

Here's my feelings at 3:30 this afternoon.

Overwhelmed: Too much going on at work! Ugh!

Soothed: I'm plugged into my ipod while I'm being overwhelmed, so at least that helps me stay in a good groove.

Sad: I'm stuck inside on a day when the temperature is 76 and the sun is shining! Why isn't this happening on a Saturday.

Old: You had to go and again mention the 15 year old thing ;)

Loved: I'm happy to say that this is a constant feeling.

I think that about sums hings up for right now.

What was the outcome on the softball last night??? Did I miss that in the original post? I'm going to go back and look.

Josie said...

Life is good...thanks for a feel good post. And I thought of you today..it was like 80 degrees out and I got a coke slurpee! Ahhh..the joys of summer!

Michelle said...

What a great post about the different feelings when can have all at the same time! Patience is not one of my virtues either!

Right now I'm feeling peaceful because Kayla is taking a nap and I can get caught up on blogs LOL

Lynilu said...

What a good post, thoughtfully introspective, and open at the same time. When you have that kind of decision, there is never *really* a choice, is there? Right is simply right. You'll never regret it, especially as you watch your girls growing up to do the same. Good for you!

Phats said...

I feel TIRED I should be in bed

I feel Sad- That we lost tonight

I feel excited- for spring break!!! :)

So, scout ready for our Whole New World duet?

Miss 1999 said...

What a wonderful post! We do feel so many things, so many times, and all at once! I'm feeling thankful, happy, and tired right now-- I've got so many things going right for a change, that I'm taking time to enjoy each moment :0) *Hugs*

angel said...

so did you get the cheque?