Christmas Time

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

bbs...

is it just me or is it the world of blogging? i don't necessarily write this blog for the comments, i mean- that is why i have email, but i am starting to wonder if anyone other than ross reads this thing? do i have beginning blogger's syndrome?

henry is back in school, my bible studies are back in full swing and my brand new 2007 calendar is beginning to get covered. i love this time of year almost as much as i love september. yes, i am one of those people who loves to get new binders (with a fresh package of dividers), new pens and sharpened pencils and a brand new pack of notebook paper!

i think this begins deep inside my heart where the need for "do overs" resides. it is in us all somewhere. we all desire that chance to have a fresh start, an opportunity to do things differently than we did the first (second or third) time, a need for mercy and grace.

"The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease. For His compassions never fail. Your mercies are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness." -Lamentations 3:22-23

7 comments:

Kevin said...

Mandy,
I never miss a post so keep blogging. Also, in response to your "new binders (with a fresh package of dividers)", I'd like to start a petition to bring back the old school trapper keeper because I would so have some. Let the record show that I didn't just say one. I'll need more than one.

Miss ya'll and hope to see ya'll soon. Tell Ross I'm still sore at him for beating me like I stole something in our fantasy football league. He's a meanie.

Kevin

Sarah & Jason said...

Hey, I've been reading Ross's but didn't realize yours was here until he mentioned it...I'm here now!
-Sarah

The Hill Family said...

ross is definately not the only one reading this!! thanks for providing the 'mommy view' on your life's events!! can't wait for the day our kids can play together...i know it will happen - hopefully before the oldest ones graduate from high school!!!!

Elizabeth said...

I read your blog and I love it! I love school supplies, too. I can't wait to go with Catherine to get them!!

--Elizabeth

Emily Ryan said...

I didn't know about your blog either until Ross mentioned it. But now, I'm anxious to keep hearing more from the Mommy's perspective of life at the Newman house! It makes the world seem smaller.

Ross said...

I'm still laughing at the term "bbs."

It might be due to the fact that I'm all hopped up on Mountain Dew!!

Aust Family said...

I am keeping up with both! I know it has been since like, what, 1996...but it is great to see your beautiful family and know that you are doing great! Maybe we can catch up next time you are in Houston. You can find me at Johnston Middle School...I know, the enemy!