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

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

What if, just for today, I… didn’t fear my closet?

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What do you see when you look at this door?

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Look pretty normal?

Not to me.  When I see this door, I cringe… because I know what’s behind it.

When I see this door, this is what I see… Continue reading

Hello?… Where are you???

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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 loudly Continue reading

You make the most of me!

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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 5 Continue reading

I am so patient… or am I?

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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!

Then, there was motherhood 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