Moving, through the seasons…

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I love my husband.  He works hard.  Very hard.  He has a vision for what he wants for our family, long term, that I’m grateful for.  I’m so thankful.  But it’s a tough gig being a climber.  It’s a tough gig being the wife of a climber.  It’s a tough gig being the kids of a climber.

One of the challenges is the frequent moving that comes with each rung grasped.  When the kids were small it didn’t phase them.  But now that the kids are entering in the teen waters, it gets harder.  Continue reading

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Funny and True… a little slice of real life…

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Scene: At the mall, my older children seated at a table quietly reading books, me seated at the play area watching my 3 year old play with the other children… Continue reading

Change ….the challenge of a sneaker wave…

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A little info to stick in your pocket as you read this post… “A sneaker wave is a disproportionately large coastal wave that can sometimes appear in a wave train without warning… Because they are much larger than preceding waves, sneaker waves can catch unwary swimmers, washing them out to sea. It is not uncommon for people walking or standing on beaches and ocean jetties to be washed into the sea.” (Wikipedia)

Funny how you are just going about your day, never dreaming that in a matter of months you’d be in a different home, your spouse would have a different job, different income, you’d be living in a different city, different culture, and completely out of your comfort zone… not to mention far away from family and friends. But it does happen, and it happens everyday to lots of different people. Why should we be exempt?

…And change, often, doesn’t come slowly… it doesn’t stop and ask “Hey, just checking in. Are you ready for this? Or would you prefer that?” And “Would you like that in 1, or 2, month increments?” Continue reading

Living life backwards…

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Born April 16, 1977 – Died January 25, 2011

Born June 22, 1916 – Died October 6th, 2001

Born September 21st, 1983 – Died October 16th 1983

With each step new dates came into sight, and a new story was told by pictures, objects, letters, left on the cemetary plot. I couldn’t help but wonder what the real story of each life was… Seemed strange that even though everyone of these people lived very different lives, probably very different lifestyles, came from very different economical backgrounds, and families… they all now Continue reading

Blessings of perspective ;-)

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September 21st, ‘World Gratitude Day’!!!  And (wait for it) ‘National Declutter Day’. 😮  Somehow the latter is not as exciting as the former.  How can one day hold so much promise and so much ‘ugh’ at the same time? 

Enough is enough!  I have been sitting on this for 4 days and I have decided to change my perspective on this thing…  I have decided to just be really Continue reading

Sleepy Logic…

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Sometimes you just have to stop and laugh at yourself! Such a time happened to me today as we were homeschooling.

I was coming off of a week in which I hadn’t gotten much sleep at all – sometimes I have crazy energy and I can’t sleep! It’s odd because my body feels exhausted but my brain just won’t allow me to rest, lol. As you probably know when you are physically exhausted often times your actions don’t always make sense, lol. We all ate breakfast, my husband left for work, devotions done, and we were off and running w/ school.

Well into our day, we were midway through our math lesson… I was giving my son verbal instruction and he looked at me confused Continue reading

The Evoluntion Of Relaxation…

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Awwww relaxation… for a mother, this is a very rare & often brief thing. The good thing, though, is that we become very creative on how we achieve relaxation. I remember a time when the very word ‘vacation’ brought images of waves breaking in the ocean, beaches, sounds of sea gulls in the distance, falling asleep by the pool, walking on the beach whenever I want, the feeling of sand between my toes, aaawwww… relaxation!

Fast forward 10 years and 3 kids later and the term evokes very different feelings, and very different pictures Continue reading