Friday, November 11, 2005

Friday I'm In Love

For the past month or so I have been waking up every morning when my husband does. Organizing the day before the kids wake up is the only way I have sanity. While Jeremy gets ready for work, we sometimes talk about the day ahead of us and it has been such a great time of the day for us. Even if it is only thirty minutes, it is so worth it! Making the commitment to spend time with the Lord every single morning has truly made a remarkable change in my attitude and I have experienced some amazing breakthroughs along the way. Change has truly been taking place in my life like never before. I actually like the woman I am becoming. As my 30th birthday rapidly approaches, I continue to seek Christ with all that I am and strive to be all that He wants me to be. For those couple of hours of silence in the morning, I can spend time reading His word, praying or writing something that the Holy Spirit gives me to give to all of you. Blogging has actually brought about healing to me in a lot of ways. Amazing, isn't it? Since this change has been taking place in my spirit, in my mind, in my heart and in my attitude, I have often wondered if anyone has noticed. I know I am changing, I know I have done better in many different areas of my life and I know that I feel better about who Amanda Hayes is. But, what about others? Does Jeremy see that my attitude has changed? Does he see that I am not fretting about so many different things? Does he see that our home has order now? I don't know about you but it really helps when other people see change taking place and they tell you about it. Pats on the back, atta-boys, high fives, anything that makes me feel special, I am all for it!! If no one else notices a difference, is there really a difference taking place?

This morning at 6:30am, my sweet husband, cuddled up next to me and said, "Babe, I am so proud of you." "For what?" I said. "You are doing such a good job taking care of us and the house looks amazing. I can just tell that you are trying so hard right now. I think it is awesome that you are getting up early in the morning. I can see the difference in you. I am so proud."
Okay, that's what I needed! Thank you Lord for allowing Jeremy to see and feel the difference in his wife. Thank you.

Words of encouragement and words of someone that is proud is always best when it come from my husband. His words are like honey. His words are better than anyone's! So, today is Friday , my favorite day of the week and I'm in love all over again! The Cure sings a song that says it best, "It's Friday, I'm in love!"

I love you Jeremy Wilson Hayes. I prayed for someone like you for a long time. It is so nice to wake up next to you every single day. You are truly my best friend. Remember what you said when we were dating? "I have to tell you something but I am scared to." I am so glad you told me you loved me! I love you too! Tomorrow is pancake breakfast with the kids! I can't wait! It is a dream come true to create wonderful traditions with our children. Thanks for creating an environment for me to be all that God wants me to be. Aren't you glad we moved out of Little Elm? God is so faithful!

12 comments:

Minnie said...

Don't you just love how the simplest comment from your husband lifts you up in such a tremendous way? I was thinking about how much adoration I have for Jake and how I don't always let him know because I still have that part of me that is scared to open my heart up completely. You have given me the nudge I needed to do just that!

Gwen said...

Hi Amanda,

Thanks for commenting on my blog. Today is the first time I visited your blog. I have to tell you your words in this post said so much to me. Right now life is not as it should be for me. Right now I have so much on my mind, my heart, and my spirit. I need to take time to spend time with the word. Honestly, I am a christian but I really don't know how to do that. I have never sat down and delved into the word. I wouldn't know where to begin or what would be relevent for my day. I really want to try. I think at this time in my life it would mean so much and could really help me. Thanks for the encourgement. Your right coming from our husband's the words are so precious. I just thought you should know that your words for today made a difference for someone today. I will visit again!

Amanda said...

Gwen, I am so glad that the Lord could use someone like me to share with you what He has done in my life. The most incredible thing about the Lord is that we dont have to be perfect. We can be real. He knows our hearts, he knows our weaknesses, He knows our past and He knows our future. He knew Gwen when she was in her mother's womb. Whatever you are doing right now, whatever is on your plate, wherever you are in this journey of motherhood or the journey as a wife, He will meet you right there. If you are wondering what you should read or where to begin, I always tell people to read the book of James. It truly explains the journey we are on as Christians. The biggest word of wisdom I can possibly share is surround yourself with other women. Women that will encourage you, women that will believe in you and love you. If you don't have anyone in your life to encourahe you in the Lord Jesus, I will pray that He will send someone that is geographically close! I will pray for you today Gwen. He loves to bless his children so allow Him to love on you! Thanks for blessing me with your words. wow!

Gwen said...

Thank you Amanda! You continue to bless me with words I need to hear. I'm just kind of lost right now but hopefully I'm on my way back to where I need to be.

The Sweet Diva said...

Love the Bolg title! It caught my attention being one of my favorite songs EVER! :)

The Sweet Diva said...

Please excuse the misspelling on the word Blog!!! :0

Julia said...

What a lovely photo, you are both so gorgeous. I am so happy he notices that you make an effort and that you are a good wife. You deserve the praise and recognition. I loved reading this post!

Amanda said...

Julia! It was just a good hair day, that's it! Oh and black and white always hides blemishes!! Thank you for your sweet words. What a blessing it was to read your remarks!

Anonymous said...

Amanda,
I have definitely seen change in you. I think back to all of the times that we have gone somewhere in public with all of our children and it always seemed to be full of stress. However, when we came to visit a few weeks ago. We went to eat (at a very busy restraunt) and went shopping. I was so impressed as I watched how calmly you handled yourself. You have a true peace about you. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Courtney

Amanda said...

Oh Court! Thank you!!! I always draw so much strength from you because you are so calm. That Taco Bueno was crazy that day and I don't like for my kids to get wild when we are out but I have to let them be kids, don't I?! I love you Courtney and wow am I blessed to have you!!

kathy allen said...

Mandi, sometimes we touch people we don't even know....how amazing God is.

kathy allen said...

To All-Mandi is beautiful on the outside and mostly beautiful on the inside...which accents her beauty on the outside (her mother is the same way). There is no such thing as a good/bad hair day or a black and white photo excuse for Mandi or Jeremy...they are just exceptionally beautiful people. They have made 2 gorgeous children also-breath taking beautiful. To be around the Hayes family for one minute is a JOY. What you see is what you get. What you see and feel is GOD and a family that has their heart beating with God's heart. It is amazing how beautiful you become when God's light is on you. I admire Mandi and at first was a little intimidated by her--being so beautiful and outgoing etc...someone that I wish I could be...even for a second. After a few minutes her gentle strength consumes you and all the junk I felt about myself left for a moment. She is just the best and tuesday I am in love with Amanda Hayes.