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The verses that have REALLY spoken to me (Sarah) lately....

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." Matthew 7:24-25

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. I Peter 5:8-9

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' Acts 17:26-28

May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5:32-33

God, our God, will take care of the hidden things but the revealed things are our business. It's up to us and our children to attend to all the terms in this Revelation. Deuteronomy 29:29 (The Message)

About the Friesen's....

We are Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate Friesen. We were married June 5, 2004. We have one son, born July 21, 2008, named Luke Andrew -- now 4 years old. We also have a daughter named Kate Christine -- born June 6, 2012. Marc is working at Cessna as a Senior Accountant, and Sarah stays home full-time with Luke. Sarah also gets to work very part-time at home for Graber Backhoe -- an excavation company AND VERY part-time at our church. We LOVE being a part of Grace Community Church here in Newton, KS. We lead a Community Life Group of other wonderful couples. Marc thoroughly enjoys long-distance running and Taekwondo. Sarah thoroughly enjoys walking -- especially when the weather is nice to take Luke and/or out in the stroller. Thanks for reading our blog!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Help! I need your comments, please....

Those of you who know me know that I do love my dear husband, Marc, so very much. I do my very best to respect him at all times. I do my best (and am always working to constantly improve) to be a Godly wife.

As most of you know, Marc does quite a bit of running. In fact, today, he's doing his best to accomplish a 50-mile race -- one he's done many times. So today, Luke and I are doing a lot of praying that he does well and stays in one piece. Assuming it doesn't rain where the race is going on (there's a chance), Luke and I will be heading up there to watch Marc finish.

But, despite Marc's "wonderfulness," there's one thing he does occasionally that is oh so very trying on my patience. This doesn't happen often, but when it does, I do get a bit annoyed.

Marc has a very complex alarm clock (we have separate alarm clocks). Here are a couple of photos.

It's one of those alarm clocks with two separate alarms. It has many buttons, and as you can see from the second photo, some of the buttons are even hidden.

Marc gets up very early, often times to run -- including Saturdays. So, when Marc is out of town (which isn't often), I enjoy sleeping in a bit because I don't hear his alarm clock. However, in the past, when he's been out of town, he's accidentally left on his alarm clock thereby waking me up. In my 1/2 asleep state, I find it difficult to turn his alarm off. I have even in the past, in frustration at 5:30 in the morning in a 1/2 asleep state, just simply unplugged his alarm clock when it's gone off. Then, he has to reset it when he gets home :)

Now, we have a bigger bed, and the outlet is way behind the bed. It's more difficult for me to simply unplug.

Last night, Marc was not home. He spent the night in a cabin in the state park where he's now running in the race. Last night, I was looking forward to sleeping in a bit since Marc's alarm would not be going off so early (Luke tends to sleep in until 8:00 A.M.).

You know where this is headed....

Yep, 6:00 A.M. this morning, his alarm went off. I wanted to scream, but I refrained since Luke was asleep across the hall. I got up, and I managed to turn off the alarm. But, by then, I was somewhat awake.

I layed back down and tried to doze off. Wouldn't you know it? About 10 minutes late, his SECOND alarm went off (remember his fancy alarm clock). Oh, by this time, I was really frustrated. I once again got up and figured out how to turn his alarm off (keep in mind that to turn this alarm clock off both times, I had to turn a light on -- waking me up even more). This time, however, I turned the radio alarm volume way down.

I picked up my pillow and went to the living room for hopefully a couple more hours of sleep.

I was awake for a good hour. Finally, I fell asleep but not really in a deep state of quality sleep. Around 8:00, I heard Luke on the monitor, so it was then time to get up. So, my morning of sleeping in was completely disturbed by Marc's alarm clock, not a CHILD.

Am I whining here? Or, am I asking too much to simply have the alarm turned off?

Like I said at the beginning of the post, I LOVE my husband dearly. Marc and I don't want to play "you owe me" type of game in our marriage.

But, this time, I do think he might owe me something...

Here's where I need your comments -- what am I owed?

Foot Massage
Dinner Cooked For Me


You help me decide. I'd appreciate any and all thoughts and comments :)

And yes, I will forgive him!!!!!!!


Julie said...

i'd go for a foot massage, since his alarm was set and he was running ;)

The Ekeland's said...

I'd go for all three!

The Sieberts said...

i think you deserve a saturday to sleep in as LATE as you want! :)

The Boyds said...

I am with Andrea, next Saturday You should get to sleep in a s late as you want! He can take care of Luke.

Utecht Family said...

I agree with the sleep theme. Either a nap or a day to sleep in! AND, he gets a new - simpler - alarm!

The Koehns said...

All 3 - after that, hopefully he will have learned his lesson!!! :-)

Candice said...

I agree, I'd have a free day. I like to do that with Joel. He had soccer for twice in one week...and he forgot to tell me until he was supposed to be on his way home from work. So, I said, "On Saturday Graham is yours. If I chose to help, so be it. Otherwise, you can do all meals, diapers, baths, etc." Surprisingly he went for it. It was so nice. I got to do the fun stuff, like play time, but left Joel to the diapers. :)

Also, I would get an extension cord so you can unplug it. Good luck.

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