If you want to get a small taste of what this past week was like for me, come to my house and look at my dining room table.
There are 40,000 loads of laundry sitting there, waiting to be folded and put away.
Except I can’t seem to get to that last part.
However, in the midst of the accumulating pile of garments, 2 important things happened this weekend.
I got to see the movie War Room with my mother-in-love and sisters-in-love! Y’all, it was SO inspiring. The message of the movie is about prayer and encouraging families to focus on fighting the battles we face in this life ON OUR KNEES. It followed the life of this fireball of an old woman who transformed her closet into a place of prayer – she called it her War Room. It totally made me want to go home and turn my closet into a War Room.
Except I like my clothes too much and don’t think I could find another spot for them.
Maybe I should just add them to the dining room table.
While I was at the movies with my girls, the hubs and Happy Buddy were staying up late to watch the Nascar race taking place at the Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.
The commentators apparently kept referring to the Darlington Raceway as the Lady in Black. Happy Buddy wanted to know what that meant, so he and the hubs decided to Google it.
As they were reading about the history of the Darlington Raceway, they came across the name of the man who built the track and hold-on-to-your-pants because the man’s last name was OUR LAST NAME.
And let me tell you something, if you have our last name, then we must be related.
So the hubs grabbed his family history book and found this guy’s name in it and confirmed what we already knew –
WE HAVE NASCAR IN OUR DNA.
Happy Buddy was FREAKING out because have I told you lately that Nascar is his latest passion? We have moved from football to basketball to now Nascar and every day he has a race set up somewhere in our house with all of his Matchbox cars (which, in related news, do not feel good when you step on them without shoes on).
Now that we know that our family is practically famous, obviously I am considering hiring someone else to come in and fold my laundry.
– Julie 🙂
OK 1. I’m sorry I don’t live nearby. Because I love folding laundry, and I get my sweet girls involved by having them take care of their own. When they were small, I would give them a few pairs of underpants, and send them up to their rooms… they’d try to beat my counting out loud for them, and it accomplished them getting tired as well.
2. My sweetheart of a 9-year-old is sitting next to me and we’re having a “family day” on my bed, watching GMA, daddy on his cell phone, mommy on her laptop… last day of freedom for awhile. And my big girl sees your pic on the sidebar, and says, “Wow. Is that your friend Mommy? She’s REALLY pretty.” I said, YES, and she loves Jesus SO MUCH. (I said it because that’s always the second question she asks.
Happy Home Fairy
Jenny! How sweet are you?! You can come to my house to do laundry ANY TIME. 🙂 Thank you for leaving me a comment today and for the encouraging words from you and your precious daughter. 🙂
I just adore you Julie! You are an excellent writer and joy giver thru your words! Thank you!
Happy Home Fairy
Hello Adair! Oh my! Thank you for these sweet words! I am so happy you enjoy HHF… I SO enjoy writing here. It’s a JOY to serve and uplift sweet people like you! xoxo
Thanks for the positive review on the movie. I can’t wait to see it.
I enjoy reading about your adventures, though I have a 21 year old son and 12 year old daughter. I still have a lot to learn!
PS I love NASCAR! I used it a lot to teach our kids.
My grandmoither taught kindergarten and had a write up in a paper done about her that said she had really nice class parties. I also have taught kindergarten and preschool and enjoy hosting and have a reputation for parties! I actually hosted a children’s party for my Sunday School class when I was still single, without children, and living at home with my mom. I told my hubby that It is in my blood! 🙂