Perspectives from a Real Estate Agent’s Wife: Autumn’s first blog

Hello everyone,

Edward has given me permission to write on his blog, though he may regret it. Let me introduce myself…I am Autumn Lui…his bride…and mom to 3 beautiful and energetic children, whom I’m sure you’ve all met through this blog already.

I am a Pharmacist by trade, however, I have not practiced since our oldest was born 4 years ago, so my books are covered with dust and it takes me just a bit longer to answer pharmacy related questions. However, If any of you have a drug question, I’d be happy to help, but mind you..I may not be able to get back to you as quickly as you may like. That said, I want to provide a service to the reader’s of this blog and will do my best to give you sound pharmacy-related information. DISCLAIMER: No information I give is meant to replace your doctor’s instructions and if there is ever a discrepancy then by all means please check with your doctor to verify the info and please don’t sue me, as I have no income!

I will confess that most of my postings will not be drug related (Hurray!), but rather on random things that pop into my mind during the day (hurray??). For instance, have you ever experienced sitting in church feeling like the pastor was speaking directly to you? I did this morning…

Edward has been quite busy lately and when he’s busy…that means less help for me at home with the kids… which means I am holding on to my sanity with a thread that’s about to SNAP! This AM our pastor at Hill Country Bible Church in Georgetown, Texas spoke on the subject of worship. The Bible tells us to shout to the Lord and make a joyful noise.

My kids are especially good at this, though they may deny it. I feel like I’ve been inhibiting their joy because they laugh and run about joyfully, and mom is right behind them “shushing” them and telling them to behave. My second born just loves life and she is in it to have a good time. Life is truly like a bowl of cherries to her and I have a hard time with that. Why is that? It drives me absolutely nuts that I dwell on the negative and not on the positive. God’s word tells us to think upon whatever is true, whatever is lovely, whatever is noble, whatever is of good report, whatever is praiseworthy and yet if I am honest, I must admit that I do not do that most of the time. What is my problem? Can you relate? How have you overcome this?

Well, it is getting late and I’d better hit the sack so that I can get up for midnight feedings with Sabrina. Thanks for reading and please feel free to comment. Your feedback keeps this blog interesting!

Comments

  1. This is very interesting point of view!

    Amanda <3

  2. Your favorite HOMEboy says:

    Thanks for reading Amanda. Looks like you’re getting a great start on your blog too!

  3. Hey Edward,
    I just got the link to your blog today and I look forward to reading it. Your children have all grown so much and are beautiful. Ron and I are doing well! I’m happy to report that after having 5 boys, we now have a baby girl. Ron and I adopted her from Russia a month ago. Feel free to check out my blog. I just got a newsletter from you last week and I was thinking about calling or emailing you and Autumn. I hope that you all are doing well :) ! Please tell Autumn that I say HI.

  4. Jenny C. says:

    Autumn –

    First, thanks for your honesty and openness. It helps all of us, knowing that we aren’t alone if we feel like this. Although I have by no means mastered this, I will say this: Praising God when I have negative thoughts tends to turn my perspective around. For instance, when my kids are laughing and running and playing, I praise Him for their healthy bodies. When I am disciplining them, I praise Him that I have His Word to guide me. I also remind myself constantly that these times with little ones are so temporary. One day we will be worrried about them out on the roads driving and right now we’re worried about them saying “stupid.” These are good, simple times. Perspective and balance – I find this is what I need most.

    I’m not really a commenter when I read blogs and look how much you got me to chat!

    Love,
    Jen

  5. Your favorite HOMEboy says:

    Thanks Jen, we tried that last night b/c Sabrina has been feeling so stuffed up and has had difficulty sleeping. We thanked God that she didn’t have a fever, that I liked to hold her so much (b/c that helps Autumn), that all the other kids are feeling well, and that her parents are here to help hold her. Focusing on God’s blessings definitely helps to endure the trials!

    ~Edward

  6. Jenny-

    Thanks for your comments. You have absolutely hit the nail on its head when you speak of perspective. God’s been showing me that I have so much to be thankful for and yes, the fact that right now I have only to deal with a 4 year old talking back and a 2 year old making lots of noise is something to celebrate. I would much rather deal with that than have to worry about where my child is at midnight and what my child is being taught in health education classes. I do have it good right now. I also praise God for a loving husband who has a flexible enough schedule to give me some relief when I find myself wanting to pull out all my hair. Perspective and balance…isn’t that the answer to most if not all of our problems. Thanks again Jenny!

    Autumn

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