Friday, January 09, 2009

My hubby and the wii.

My hubby finally played the wii with the boys last night. Now you have to realize... this is a big thing. My husband isn't a sports player - virtual or otherwise. He never played football in high school and never met a soccer ball he like. I on the other hand played basketball (on the A team folks), Girl's softball, and gymnastics. I spent 4 years playing softball and 2 years doing gymnastics. (which came in handy when I wanted to impress someone with a flip or roundoff.) Anyway...there he was...still in his school clothes playing the wii...bowling with the big boys. He played his first round...got an impressive 192 and then retreated to the living room to hang with me and Bry next to the fireplace.

Sometimes in families we do things for others that provide them joy but give us no satisfaction at all. Do you know of someone in your life that you could give time, energy or other resources to that would give them serious satisfaction...but will leave you wondering..."why am I doing this again?" Life is all about service to others. That's where real joy comes.

As B slowly slipped back from the wii console and into the living room he said that he could only go one round. I thanked him because he HATES sports and I knew it took an act of congress for him to get up there and play with the kids. He was tired from his new tutoring gig and was hungry to eat. Now if it would have been math or something...he's in. I told him to hang with Bry while I heated up his dinner. While I put stuff back in the oven...I played another round with my boys. Just because B isn't into sports...doesn't mean I'm not.

3 comments:

Everybody's Mama said...

Nice post! Just glancing through, you can feel the love you have for your family and for Christ. I'll be back again when I have more time. Be blessed!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lorrie,
You don't know me. I've never posted here before, never even posted on a blog before. I saw your post on Candy's site (Keeping the Home) about your hair. You mentioned your hair doesn't grow long because you're racially black. I have a daughter whose father is black and I have wondered for so long why her hair just won't grow very long, barely past her shoulders and we never cut beyond just trimming off the ends. So why is it that it won't grow? I have no contact with her father so I never got into this with his side of the family or anything. I've asked a few friends over the years for tips and advice, but not with the growing issue, only the combing through it and products to use to care for it and all. Any advice you have would be very much appreciated. Thanks! I'm sorry this has nothing to do with your post here. Like I said, I don't know what I'm doing here in cyberspace. :)

Lorrie said...

I'm responding to Anonymous for hair...Oh - I'm so glad you found me. I'll be praying for you. My husband is black/white and I've had long discussions with his sister about her hair. Also - my mom use to do the racially mixed girl's hair next door. YOU CAN grow her hair long if she's racially mixed. First. THROW out any products that contain mineral oil in the first 5 ingredients. Also swallow your nerves and head to the black part of town and go to the beauty supply store and buy some "Mixed Chick" products. Also online www.carolsdaughter.com is good and Ms. Jessie's butter creme is good as well. My sister in law now has long hair due to carol's daughter. Our hair doesn't have the oil that white girl's hair has so we have to put it in. Also don't wash it EVERY day. That will strip the hair to much. Some folks say a week...but that's too long...every three days is best. Use a good conditioner (Pantene for relaxed hair) and it will grow with time. White hair grows about an inch a month on average...sometimes longer...black hair (thanks to God) grow about a 1/4 to 1/2 in a month on average...so we have to keep it lubricated so we don't lose what we have. It's just the way God made us.