Monday, November 15, 2010

a father-in-law to be envied.

I’m most grateful today for my father-in-law.  I know not everyone has a great one and so I appreciate mine extra.  He is soft-spoken and kind.  He is very good at listening and thinking before he speaks.  He is deliberate in his actions and words.  It is easy to see that he lives each day as an instrument of the Lord, blessing many of the lives that he encounters.  He is humble.  He is also quite funny, although I don’t know how often he means to be.  He is also able to easily laugh at himself as the rest of his family finds many reasons to tease.  He was not able to be with the rest of the Robinson clan this past weekend and I missed him.  He gets me.  He doesn’t judge or question, he just supports and understands.  I know without a doubt that he would do anything for me or my family.  His priorities are in line and do not waiver.  I enjoy being with him and am so grateful that I married into a family I can love as much as the one I came from.

Notes for the day:

- I have decided that the investment in double-paned windows in my house will most certainly be worth it someday.  Most of the back wall of this house is windows and while I love the light, I’m cold.  This house retains the coolness of the night very well all throughout the day and I don’t want to have to turn my heater on yet.  I was in my Uggs and multiple layers all day.  It doesn’t seem to bother my kids.  Double-paned glass will also help keep a little more heat out in the summer, which my A/C bill will appreciate.  Too bad new windows are about 249th on the to-get list!  Anyway, today I’m grateful for my boots.

- I spent the afternoon cleaning out the kids’ clothes.  Taking out the too-small stuff and cleaning up what’s left.  I love clean dressers and closets. 

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