Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday 13 - More

Esmé's Mommy here.

Inspired by my daughter's incessant demands for MORE of everything (and my intense desire to give her what she requests), I compiled my own list of things I want more of. Anytime now, God! Here's a list of thirteen:
  1. More of God and less of me

  2. More time

  3. More answers

  4. More motivation

  5. More stamina

  6. More confidence

  7. More love

  8. More highs and mountaintops and exuberance

  9. More wisdom and understanding and creativeness

  10. More giggles

  11. More sleep

  12. More chocolate and less calories

  13. More hot water
And here is Esmé, wanting MORE weight and exuding that confidence I want so badly!

Maybe what we want more of isn't necessarily in our best interest? Wishing you all a blessed weekend filled with more of the good stuff of life . . .


sarah said...

I can definitely relate to everything you just said. Except the hot water, I get into enough of that - real and figuratively!

How cute Esme is -- trying to lift the weights. I can just see God looking at us sometimes- at all we try to do and accomplish --and saying, "Here, let me help you with those." or "No, your smaller ones are over there. You weren't meant to carry this."

Have a great day.

Heather of the EO said...

sarah's comment is beautiful.

This post with that picture really is a good analogy for that. The things we want more of aren't "necessarily in our best interest" So true and wise. Well said!


Munchkins and Music said...

How about more exercise? Hehe. She is great!

Genny said...

LOVE your number 8! Have a great weekend!

Dana said...

so cute.. stop by tomorrow - I'm giving you some Bling!

[Somebody Loved] said...

YOU go giRL.
No one can stop you Esmé.

This post sure made me smile... I guess that means I can relate.


Pregnantly Plump said...

Little Elvis has been after my weights as well -- must admit, they aren't as heavy as those!
Please let me know if you find the calorie less chocolates!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Your thought there at the end really made me think. It is not necessarily a pleasant or easy thing to realize, but I think it may be true. And really, God's best for us is way better than what we think is best for us, isn't it?

Simply Stork said...

what a wonderful list...


Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

How many times have I tried to pick up what I "want" but it's just too heavy for me.

WOW, what a great analogy...and great post! :-)

Andrea said...

yep...I agree...I think I need more of everything you just mentioned...except we have plenty of hot water maybe instead of that one I'd put "more kids!" haha. :) Thanks for sharing!

Damselfly said...

I'd take more of all those things too! Nice reminders....

Anonymous said...

I hear you on all of those--especially more motivation, more love, and more sleep! Sometimes I think if I had more motivation and stamina I wouldn't need more sleep ... others I think that more sleep would give me more of everything else I need.

And of course, we always need more of God, and what He decides to give us. Thank you for the reminder!

Wifey said...

Ditto to everything; and throw some patience in there for me, too.

Christie O. said...

oh, yes, more patience would be a good thing. but i really love your number 8, more highs, more mountaintops and exuberance. i love that.

cute picture as always! mine loves to try and lift my weights too, yelling, "Eckersize!"