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I like to think of myself as the 'crazy mom of four'. I'm 31 years old and I love my life, my kids, my husband and my God. "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Eliot

Friday, April 2, 2010

Think before you speak

That should be my motto: "Think before you speak." Many times though, I tend to speak before I think, especially when I am talking to Kris. A month or so ago we were having a conversation about driving and I happened to say to Kris "I'm not like you. I'm not stupid." The conversation went on after I said that and I explained what I meant and why I said what I did, but Kris said that he should write a book or 'collection' of all the random things I say in the course of a day that sound horrible when taken out of context. Granted, most of what I say sounds horrible in context, but there are some things that I say that I don't mean quite the way they sound.

Tonight was probably one of the funniest ones yet. When it came out of my mouth, I knew I'd have a lot of explaining, but I also knew it was worthy of sharing with others. My poor poor husband. He loves me so much and he tolerates me remarkably well-sometimes I don't know how he can stand it. Because he loves me and he knows me so well and knows that I only say things like that when I am being silly or teasing, he laughed instead of getting upset with me tonight when (through the course of a conversation about him shaving his face) I said "Sometimes I think about coming over there and kissing you and then I see your face." Now imagine if you overheard someone saying that, but didn't know the context in which it was said!

See why I should think before I speak?

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