Saturated With Summer; Ready For A Change

Is anyone else ready to jump off this sweet Summer time bandwagon and move on towards Fall?  Maybe it’s just me, but I’m tired.  Tired of Summer.  Tired of trying to come up with creative things for the kids to play.  Tired of pretending to be a cat, a horse, or any type of animal …

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Letting You Walk Away, Learning To Let You Go

They placed you in my arms, and my world has never been the same.  My heart has never felt the same.  Things shifted somewhere deep inside, rearranging themselves, changing me.  I peered into your small face and looked with wonder at your tiny hands.  I touched them, and your little hand closed around my finger …

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Pretty And Smart Are Not Enough: It’s Character That Counts

Our children often see us working hard to make our outward appearances look nice.  They also see us working hard to teach them and to impress upon them the importance of studying and good grades.  But do they see us spending any time making our inside appearance look nice?  Do they see us spending time on our heart?

A Season of Change and Letting Go

Well, the day has finally come and gone.  Our first born has graduated and will soon be heading out into the real world….of Kindergarten!  Yes, little Ella is a big time preschool graduate.  She even received an award: the “Dove award” for being the class peacemaker.  We were certainly pleased with this (if not just …

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And then…My life will begin.

I will turn 16, get a car, and then I’ll be free.  A few more weeks of high school, and then I will move out on my own.  I will graduate from college, and then I will get a good paying job and live the good life.   I will work as I hard as I …

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An Invitation

“Sit with me Mama,” Elam said.  He was sitting at the breakfast table having a snack and watching me hustle around the room straightening, cleaning, and just trying in general to catch up. (A lofty goal I never seem to reach.)  “I’m coming baby, let me just finish these dishes first,” I replied.  I worked …

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Joy In Leaves

Joy, happiness, excitement!  This is how my babies would probably describe their afternoon activities.  Dirty, messy, itchy would be my description.  Some friends and neighbors were raking leaves, and of course the two E’s wanted to help.  Now keep in mind, when we "help" with something it usually only adds to the work.  So, we …

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Going on a Rock Hunt

Our children love to walk down our street, talk to the neighbors, look for interesting animals (such as a cat down the way that always seems to disappear the moment it hears us coming) and collect sentimental “treasures” from our nature walk.  These treasures usually include dried leaves, small sticks and an assortment of rocks …

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