Monday, November 22, 2010

Big Kids and Pediatrics

     I'm not super big on change, but something happened today which brought to mind the inevitability of it, whether I like it or not.

     Our son is soon to be 18, our daughter just turned 16.  I had them both at the doctor's office today. They have had the same doctor since birth. Tiny babies shared the waiting room with us this afternoon. So sweet, so vulnerable, so stinkin' cute!  Our kids used to be like that, but not anymore. Oh, they're still cute... but strong and very outspoken. They drive themselves around now, and dare to call ME old.

     As we drove the 40 miles or so to the clinic I listened patiently to rap music on the radio. It was really loud and most of the lyrics were just for the sake of a rhyme, certainly not any reason. I said nothing. I was so pleased when they both admitted, before I did, that the booming bass was too much to bear. THEY turned it down. HA! One for me!

     I asked the doctor... "How much longer can we come to pediatrics?"

"I saw a twenty-three-year-old just the other day, the doctor said. I'll see them just as long as they want to see me."

     Sounds like were good through college.

     Change has been taking place since our kids were just little peanuts. There are times when the depth of that change is more obvious, and the next steps, which you cannot see or predict, are both exciting and a little uncertain. One thing is for sure... God is in charge.

Romans 8:15-17 (New International Version, ©2010)

15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.[a] And by him we cry, “Abba,[b] Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

     They are ours to love and care for on earth, but ultimately they belong to God.

     Sometimes it seems... our kids are growing up. Who knows, maybe I am too.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Always Amazed!

I am always amazed at what God can accomplish... even through me.

God is good. He is in charge of everything... including me... and the plan that He has for my life. I surrender all. (She said, waiting for lightning to strike.)

I wrote that the other day... then this happened...

I recorded three original Christmas songs. The songs sound great... with harmonica, bass, drums, vocal and guitar. Doing this project has confirmed that we need to get the rest of the new music recorded... sooner than later.

One leap of faith leads to another. Too cool. Thank you God. I am always amazed at your power. By the way... you are really fun to watch. I trust you.  Let's go!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What Do I Do?

My name is Julie Hoy.
As I was designing the poster for my upcoming concert, I began to wonder...
What do I do?
I'm a wife and a mom. I sing. I play guitar. I write. I tell stories. I create. I help where I can. I make good soup. I clean house. I raise my voice sometimes. I've been known to swear on occasion.
I laugh a lot. I cry. I worry.
I live with my eyes open and my heart on my sleeve.
I pray.
I trust... God.
I have hope.
I dream.
I seek to do as I was born to do.
I encourage others to do the same.
My list might grow longer... or perhaps you know me and wish to add something.