Monday, January 19, 2009

Complete

The kids and I were in the van going somewhere yesterday.  He decided to sit in the front seat with me- the air bag goes off automatically, so dont freak out, and we were only driving around here in town.  We were listening to music on the iPod.  (Goodness, what on earth did I do before I had that thing???)  Anyway, Chandler picked a Third Day song that is "rockin" and then the Goofy Goober song from the Spongebob Movie and then I decided to pick a song or two for the girls.  (Maybe Twinkle, Twinkle or something) And before he could complain about having too much of the "baby music", I picked another to surprise him.    He loves Andy Chrisman but hasnt listened to his CD in a while and his very favorite song of all time is his song Complete. He likes the guitar in it and it was the first song I put on his MP3 player last year.  

So as it starts playing and he says "OH!  Complete!  Thanks MOM!"  My heart grins, those words will always warm my heart.  Sure baby, anything for you kids.  So easy to please them... sometimes.  

He starts remembering seeing him at the Jenks Aquarium and talks about meeting him and of course, seeing him in church when Chandler comes to our service.  After listening for a minute he says "Oh, I get it now.   My joy and happiness doesnt come from big houses, or nice things or money.  I am Complete in Christ."  Now that sounds a little too deep for a 9 year old, but after listening to the song you will understand how he came up with it.   I, of course, told him that he was EXACTLY right.  And how proud I was of him.  I also told him that some people go their whole lives and never figure that one out.  He said "Wow, and I am only nine and I already have happiness that some adults dont have."

Yep, you are one lucky boy, kiddo.  


Lyrics of Complete by Andy Chrisman on the album One

Don't be disturbed if I'm not melancholy all the time
Don't be surprised to find a smile upon my face a mile wide
And don't be alarmed if it's so hard for me to stand still right now
But there's something going on right here
Even as I sing this song

CHORUS 1
There's a joy I know dancing in my soul
And it comes from being with You
It's unbelievable how my heart is full
And it comes from knowing the truth
That I am complete in You

Don't be afraid to jump right in and help me sing this song
Don't be surprised to find a smile upon your face a mile wide
And don't be embarrassed if it's hard for you to stand still right now
'Cause there's something going on right here
Even as I sing this song

CHORUS 2
There's a joy I know dancing in my soul
And it comes from being with You
It's unbelievable how my heart is full
And it comes from knowing the truth
That I am complete in You
Yeah that I am complete in You

BRIDGE
Money won't complete me
Fame won't complete me
I am complete in You
A big house won't complete me
A nice car won't complete me
I am complete in You
Yeah, yeah yeah no I won't do it
Nah, nah nah I still won't do it
I am complete in You
Well all these things yeah, they're nice things
But I am complete in You
'Cause

Repeat CHORUS 2 twice

Yeah I am complete in You
Yeah I am complete in You
Yeah I am complete in You

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Wii Box

So you kinda have to know my husband to FULLY appreciate this video.  Most of you do, so that wont be a problem, but for those of you who dont... let me enlighten you.

Ben is the manager of the local pharmacy.  He is super intelligent.  Knows more about drugs and health than most people could imagine.  His brain can retain things, complex things from eon's ago in Pharmacy school.  He is a stickler for a clean workspace.  One of his ex-technicians said that if she didnt know he was married with kids, she would call him "The 40 year old Virgin".  He seems, on the surface, to be a very straight-laced, serious, no sense-of-humor, anal retentive kind of guy. 

Now, dont get me wrong.  He is.  Sometimes.

At home.... Now  THATS a different story.  Most of my family knows how CrAzY he can be. He is ultra competitive.   He is pretty funny and silly with the kids and is relentless when it comes to harassing me.  He looks forward to the opportunity to embarrass the children in front of their friends every chance he gets.   He cant wait for the teenage years for THAT in particular. My poor kids.  

Anyway, here is  your local pharmacy manager acting a fool in his own home.  Gotta love him. video
(and yes, we have since taken down the Christmas tree)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Flashback Friday


I am becoming so terrible about posting lately.  I dont really have that much going on that would be interesting in the least to most anyone.  So, there is a lack of inspiration.  But I ran across some old photos of Chandler and I and had to share.  He was  (is) the cutest little guy.  Brings back great memories.  He was about 1ish in the first one and we were at the zoo, probably in Louisiana.  And then the other, he was 2ish and finally let me spike his hair.   Good times, good times....

Friday, January 2, 2009

Can you say ONERY?!







Yes, we may have trouble with this one.  Why on earth would I think God would grant me an "easy" child?  No, I am blessed with High Personality Children, as I like to call them.