Sunday, February 25, 2007

You teach people how to treat you... (true words)

Sometimes I stress out about pleasing others and I wish I could just do my best and be happy with that. Instead I worry, fidget and often ramble like a incoherent person. That usually just makes the person who's already frowning at me, frown more.
I talked to Jess about it tonight on the phone. He said, "you teach people how to treat you." I know this, it's just so hard to implement. Sometimes I'm overly agreeable, and I just can't stop myself.

"Positive Confrontations" -something to work towards, along with letting go of the "doe eyed Bambi" -she causes way too much trouble. PS I know now that Bambi is a "he" but, doesn't it seem like "he" should have been a "she", along with all innocent baby deers?

Saturday, February 24, 2007

"Jimmy Bridge"

Sometimes Bridgey reminds me of an old man, wise and patient. Much like the great man he was named after. Grandpa Bridge passed away a few weeks ago. Little "Jimmy" as we sometimes call Bridge went with me to visit grandpa in the hospital a few hours before he passed. When we arrived he held my hand, and squeezed like always. In more usual circumstances he would follow this with a kiss and "Hello Daughter". That was my favorite part. It made me feel like a real part of his family, something I treasure.

"He made me feel special and loved". These were the words repeated countless times at his funeral. I imagine this is what people said of our Savior when he was on the earth and what is still said of Him today.

What an honor for Bridge to carry on his Great Grandpa's name.