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  1. Fear

    by , 05-27-2014 at 02:35 PM

    "Hey M, L, come look at this snake!"

    This came from my husband as he was starting to take the dogs out to go potty yesterday evening. Of course my boys scrambled to get out there as fast as they could. Me? Not so much.

    So M comes back in and tells me that the snake is 6 ft long. I'm thinking this is a slight exaggeration but I play along. But then my husband confirms that this is an accurate statement. Awesome.

    So I go out and stand
  2. Remembering

    by , 05-26-2014 at 01:23 PM
    M has a good memory. Like a crazy photographic one of almost all of his 6 years on earth. It is a gift for sure. Although sometimes it can bite me in the booty when in moments of desperation/distraction I may have promised the sun, the moon, and the stars. And by golly, it will not be forgotten

    Today is a day of remembering those who have fallen for our freedom. This thought prompted me to think about the many times God asked us to remember. To remember His promises, His ...
  3. Fairness

    by , 05-23-2014 at 01:38 PM
    I am currently ignoring M as he is sulking on the couch. An occasional exasperated sigh keeps escaping him. L is doing just fine, munching away on a waffle while watching Leap Frog Letter Factory for the 40 millionth time. This scenario happens a lot and it is the reverse at times, although L is not quiet in his sulking but rather vocal at the injustice that has been committed.

    "IT'S NOT FAIR!!!!!"

    In my defense it is. M picked the last toonie (our family ...
  4. Investing

    by , 05-22-2014 at 02:14 PM
    I was walking my dog yesterday and I was praying about what to write and dig deeper in The Word about when this phrase came to mind, "It takes a village to raise a child." Where had I read this? Surely it was in Matthew. Wait, no, I think I saw it in Acts. No, that's not right. Proverbs? And then I realized that it was not a bible verse However, it did apply to the day and what was on my heart. Our oldest was graduating from preschool that morning, and as I reflected over the past two ...
  5. Answers

    by , 05-20-2014 at 02:49 PM
    "But why, mom?"

    "But when, mom?

    "But how?"

    I hear these questions multiple times a day like most parents. And nine times out of ten my answer is, "because I said so." Such concrete parenting

    My husband has been putting in for a program that would terminate his commitment to his current job for, oh, 3 years now. And each time it has been denied. My answer to him was simple, "stop being a rock star ...
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