I John 3:18

All original content copyright Jessica Nicole Schafer, 2007-2016.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

SOMETHING NEW.

1. I LOVE MY HUSBAND. HE IS ALWAYS A MAN OF INTEGRITY AND LOVE, AND ALWAYS SACRIFICING HIMSELF FOR OTHERS…WITHOUT COMPLAINING. (SOMETIMES I COMPLAIN ALONG WITH SACRIFICE…I HATE THAT PART OF ME)
2. I LOVE RAINBOWS. I ALWAYS HAVE. I’VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO DECIDE MY FAVORITE COLOR, BECAUSE THE LIL’ GIRL IN ME HAS ALWAYS LOVED ALL OF THEM.
3. I WANT TO VISIT NEW YORK CITY, LONDON, AND SO MANY OTHER PLACES.
4. I HAVE A VERY HEAVY SOUTHERN ACCENT. I CAN’T HELP IT. AND I REFUSE TO TRY TO CHANGE IT TO “SOUND LIKE EVERYONE ELSE”. THIS IS WHO I AM!! I’M OKAY WITH WHO I AM…USUALLY…OKAY, I’M USUALLY NOT.
5. MY SISTER’S FIRST DAUGHTER IS NAMED AFTER ME.
6. I WAS NAMED AFTER MY MOMMA’S SISTER AND MY DADDY.
7. I LAUGH TOO MUCH. REALLY, I DO.
8. OFTEN I’M LAUGHING AT MYSELF…ALONG WITH MY BABY BOY.
9. I REALLY, REALLY LIKE MUSIC WITH A BEAT…TOBYMAC, NICOLE C. MULLEN, KIRK FRANKLIN…YOU KNOW, THAT MUSIC THAT YOU CAN’T HELP BUT MOVE YOUR HIPS TO WHEN YOU HEAR? THAT MUSIC.
10. I’M 5’1”. MY HUSBAND IS 6’7”. FOR THIS REASON, I WILL ALWAYS HAVE TO HAVE C-SECTIONS WITH OUR BABIES. MY FRIEND ONCE COMPARED IT TO A CHIHUAHUA HAVING A DOBERMAN PINSCHER. GO AHEAD, LAUGH. I KNOW IT’S FUNNY.
11. I’M A HALF BREED. MY VERY WHITE MOMMA MARRIED MY VERY MEXICAN DADDY, THUS BREEDING MY SISTER AND ME. SO, I CLAIM FULL RIGHTS OF MAKING FUN OF BOTH WHITES AND HISPANICS. :)
12. I LOVE SPICY FOOD, HENCE THE MEXICAN-NESS.
13. I DRINK WATER LIKE IT’S OXYGEN TO MY LUNGS.
14. I LOVED BEING PREGNANT, I HAD THE MOST AMAZING PREGNANCY, THE MOST AMAZING DELIVERY, AND BROUGHT HOME MY SON, WHO SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT HIS FIRST NIGHT HOME. HE’S STILL THE EASIEST CHILD TO RAISE, EVER. I OFTEN FEEL BAD BECAUSE THINGS HAVEN’T BEEN HARDER FOR ME…BUT THERE’S REALLY NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT THAT. I’LL LET YOU KNOW ABOUT THE NEXT ONES.
15. MY HUSBAND AND I ARE GOING TO CELEBRATE OUR 5TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY THIS SUMMER.
16. I’VE BEEN SCARED TO SHARE THIS, FOR FEAR OF WHAT PEOPLE MIGHT THINK. BUT QUITE HONESTLY, I DIDN’T HAVE MUCH TO DO WITH IT, IT JUST HAPPENED. MY SON STARTED READING WHEN HE WAS TWO AND A HALF. HE WAS SITTING ON MY LAP AND STARTED READING THE WORDS I WROTE ON HIS MAGNA DOODLE. IT WAS QUITE CRAZY.
17. HE ALSO STARTED WALKING AT AROUND 8 AND A HALF MONTHS…I PICKED HIM RIGHT UP AND TRIED TO POSTPONE THE INEVITABLE. (I HATE SEEING HIM GROW UP SO QUICKLY…BUT AT LEAST HE’LL BE A GOOD AGE TO HELP ME WITH OUR NEXT LIL’ ONES)
18. WE HAVE DIAL-UP. SO IN THE TIME IT TAKES YOU TO READ THIS, I’M PROBABLY STILL WAITING ON A PAGE TO LOAD.
19. I LOVE LIVING OUT IN THE COUNTRY. IT’S AN INDESCRIBABLE PEACE.
20. I LOVE COFFEE, GREEN TEA, WHITE TEA, VEGETABLES, AND ANY KIND OF FOOD THAT COMES FROM THE GROUND.
21. I STRUGGLE WITH BEING TOO VULNERABLE, TRUSTING, AND TRANSPARENT.
22. I STRUGGLE WITH OCD DAILY.
23. I CRY A LOT. I ALWAYS HAVE. ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS I WILL ASK THE LORD, AFTER ASKING TO SEE MY MOMMA, WILL BE, “WHY IN THE WORLD DID YOU MAKE ME SO EMOTIONAL?” SOMETIMES IT SEEMS LIKE IT’S NOT DOING A BIT OF GOOD FOR ME, OR ANYBODY ELSE. YET, I EMBRACE IT, BECAUSE I DID NOT MAKE MYSELF.
24. I LOVE TO READ.
25. I CRINGE WHEN I SEE CHRISTIANS BEHAVING LIKE HEATHENS, BUT SAYING IT’S ALL IN THE NAME OF “CHRISTIANITY”.
26. I HATE BOTH SEEING AND ADMITTING THAT SOME PEOPLE JUST DON’T CARE ABOUT ANYONE BUT THEMSELVES.
27. I FORGIVE TOO MUCH WHEN SOMEONE HAS HURT ME. BUT NOT QUICK ENOUGH WHEN SOMEONE HURTS THOSE WHOM I LOVE.
28. I LONG FOR THE DAY WHEN WE CAN ALL REALIZE WHAT TRUE LOVE IS: THE CONSTANT SACRIFICE OF OURSELVES FOR OTHERS, FOR THE ONE TRUE KINGDOM.
29. I WISH PEOPLE LOVED OTHERS AS MUCH AS THEY LOVED THEIR MONEY AND THE THINGS IT CAN BUY.
30. I NEED A BREAK.
31. I CAN’T WAIT FOR REBECCA AND BEN TO HOLD THEIR BABY.
32. I WISH THE CHURCH WERE A PLACE THAT WELCOMED MORE THAN IT JUDGED.
33. I CAN’T WAIT FOR DARRYL TO GET HIS DOCTORATE, BECAUSE IT’S SO OBVIOUS THAT’S WHAT HE WAS MADE FOR.
34. I LOVE HEARING MY HUSBAND PREACH. HE NEVER DOES IT IN THE TYPICAL WAY. IT’S ALWAYS MORE OF A CONFESSION…OF SHARING HIS HEART, RATHER THAN THE WELL-KNOWN, “GOD SAYS THIS, THIS IS BAD, DO WHAT I SAY…ETC”.
35. I WISH MY FAMILY AND ME, ALONG WITH ALL MY BESTEST FRIENDS COULD ALL LIVE TOGETHER IN A HUGE CASTLE. YOU THINK I’M JOKING, BUT I’D GIVE ANYTHING FOR THAT.
36. I LIKE TO MAKE LISTS. I MAKE THEM SO OFTEN, IT’S CRAZY. I NEED LISTS FOR MY LISTS. HILARIE MADE ME FEEL NOT SO WEIRD WHEN SHE SHARED WITH ME THAT SHE DOES THE SAME THING
37. I NEED TO STOP TYPING. THE BABY’S ABOUT TO BE UP.
38. IF YOU READ ALL THIS, BLESS YOUR WEE’ LIL’ HEART. YOU DESERVE A HUG FROM ME. ;) THANKS FOR HUMORING ME. I LOVE READING OTHER PEOPLE’S LISTS, TOO..HINT, HINT. ;) OKAY, I’M REALLY DONE.

5 comments:

Andrea said...

Hey!
I love that list. Maybe I will make one soon. Thank You for the smile- I return it. Oh, and if you find that castle I will move in with you! LOL
Don't worry about telling people about how soon Dylan was reading. God gave him a gift. (And a good mommy). My hubby's brother has a 4 year old daughter (I PROMISE this is the truth and I have video to prove it). She can recite the book of Jonah word for word. I thought they were kidding, so they took a video and sent it to us. She's FOUR , and there she is sitting on her daddy's lap reciting Jonah! I think each child has a special gift and sometimes they show early, sometimes it takes time.
I was suprised how many things we both like. Very neat.
Email soon!
Love ya!

Rebecca said...

You're so funny! I love your list - especially #31!! I also love that you have OCD - we're sooo much the same!! I love you lots!

Thirdtimemomma said...

I just thought of my new nick name for you! Hillary calls you lover, so I shall call you Lovley. You will be my Lovely. (if I can figure out where that darn E should go. :)

Jill said...

humm if this castle thing ever happens, i do not want the bedroom next to you. ;-)

Jessica said...

This is beautiful.

I think we have a lot in common.

I don't think it's possible to laugh too much! It balances out crying easily.

I love the pic of you & your son called My Loveheart & Me