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
My kids are the hot sauce in my life! They add that extra *kick* that really makes life special. Today my youngest, who is prone to random acts of silliness, struck again!
Scene: Bookshelf – we have a shelf where we keep study Bibles/references etc… DaiseyMae, my youngest, takes a stool, walks over to the bookshelf, steps up onto it. She grabs the sides of the bookcase (she is now able to see that bookshelf clearly and peer even behind the books). She studies the books for a minute… she squints her eyes and keeps searching… she runs her fingers carefully over each book… She gets up on her tip toes, stretches as tall as she can. I watch as she bends her neck this way and that, carefully looking between all the books… then she sticks her head deep into the bookcase and asks loudlyContinue reading
As a homeschool mom, I often find myself wondering how I made it through the day. I mean, I can think of all kinds of things I did to help make the day go smoothly, however I know that somedays it can only be attributed to God alone carrying me through.
At the end of the day as I sit alone watching the kids play and listening to them laugh I reflect on how awesome God really is in everyday life… I mean here I am just me. The me who doesn’t like cooking a main dish with more than 5Continue reading
Ever think you were really good at something, only to find out – you’re not! …Can you recall a moment when you were faced with the realization that what you thought was a strength, in a new light, was actually a weakness? Ha!
I remember a time before I was married thinking I was quite a catch! I honestly thought I was the most patient, supportive, flexible, open-minded, fun, friendly, positive, rock-awesome gal ever! And let me tell you whoever was going to marry me was going to be one lucky guy!!! HA! Ohhh life! It has a way of whooping you around and setting you straight, doesn’t it?! Unfortunately, when it sets you straight, so often, it isn’t pretty, lol. It didn’t take long after we said “I do” to realize that there wasn’t anything wrong with my husband, it was me! Yep, I said it, me! Turns out – I overestimated my ranking in several categories, lol. 😉 I realized real quick what a “fixer-upper” I really turned out to be!
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