Monday, January 19, 2009

4 agonizing hours later, and the sweetness of another Super Bowl trip is tingling my nerves away.
It might be cold and snowy and rather miserable here in BeavCo, but the next two weeks of Steeler mania is going to fill the airwaves, the restaraunt chatter, the bus talk, the grocery line fodder. It will dominate.

2 things I have sought to stress and impress on my children is this:
1) love God, know God, have a personal relationship with God, serve Him wholeheartedly.
and 2) There is no other team worth rooting for unless it's the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bleed Black and Gold.

I remember within the first week of Mike Tomlins hiring by the Steelers, somebody asking me what he's got to do to be loved by the Steeler nation. And to me the answer was simple: "Win a Super Bowl, and they'll love you forever."

Friday, January 9, 2009

"Going, Going... HELLO!"

Well, the new year has arrived... 2009! Much like thanksgiving time is used by some to reflect on all they are thankful for, the new year brings resolutions for the new and reflection of what has past.

The holiday season is, in my humble opinion, still going forth as long as the Steelers are in the hunt for the Lombardi; yet, tomorrow, we here in the Trimble abode will say good-bye to our christmas trees. (the lights outside much to the mrs. non-delight, will remain up until that first 70 degree day of 2009.)
What was 2008 to me? It was a glorious week serving God in the Dominican Republic in February. Immediately followed by the elimination of my job upon return. It was the entire house turning 34, 6, 4, 2 and well, I won't tell you how old the lady of the house is.
It was camping with friends in West Virginia, and camping again with friend in Raccoon.
It was transition from K to 1st grade for Noah. It was our first and last run at coaching t-ball.
It was planting our own home-grown trees in the park with Abby. It was 2 nights in the hospital with Luke. It was the birth of our fourth and final child Levi. It was full of parties and planning,
rainy and sunny days. It was a week of cleanup in Galveston. It was time spent with family and friends. It was all things joy, to the glory of God.

What will 2009 bring with it? I can only imagine. I want to live life as an open book;
to experience all God has to offer and to do everything according to His purpose.
I understand I will fall short, but in that, I understand the He is there to pick me up
and carry me home.