We all want to make sure our child has the opportunity that we feel we missed – Right!? Neither daddy or myself can swim, we can both float but with limited abilities so to us, we want to ensure our children enjoy the water and are able to swim. To help bring the comfort level in the water up, I have been taking my boys to the pool a couple of times a week for the last several months.
If I haven’t told you already, I have a deep admiration for my wonderful, wise husband. He is analytical, just like me (poor us) so we are often able to debate, discuss and analyze any topic…. to death.
When I first met my husband, he came to me disciplined, driven, full of life experiences to share and oh so much more. One thing I knew I could count on was that he would be… On Time. Can you believe it? Isn’t it wonderful to know that there is someone who is predictable and dependable. He does not like to be late, he would cancel rather than arrive late somewhere. His strong desire to arrive on time has been an excellent influence on me. I was always the one flying in at the last second, I was known to be the one applying my make up while driving, pressing snooze fifteen times (despite moving my alarm clock completely across the room) and leaving for my destination at the last minute with only perfect driving conditions considered. Continue reading
Wow! Thank you so much forhisgloryandpraise for your kind words and nomination for the Versatile Blogger Award. I was away for so long and am so blessed to receive this acknowledgement by you today. Please take a few minutes to read forhisgloryandpraise, she is a stay at home mom, homeschooling mom and a Christian Blogger, she has great messages to inspire, share and encourage you to think, including her testimony shared in Church-Hardened. Continue reading
He did it. He quit. Turning one for my little guy was the point when he decided he was no longer interested in the nutrition I was able to provide but would seek other sources. Nursing isn’t for everyone but for me, it was more than I could have imagined. My one friend said it was the intimacy of nursing that was special. I have to agree, it feels wonderful to hold your little one so close to you, nuzzled in while they nurse. There is also that thrill of knowing that you’re providing antibodies to fight off a cold or the nutrition they need to help the brain develop or adding strength to the bones, you just never know. Continue reading
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I went in to visit my last employer and I was invited to play in an outdoor soccer league this summer. Hmmm… Something to consider, I suppose. I would think about it, chat with my wonderful partner, and check it out.
I went for the first practice of the season to see if I would have the skills to be on the team and consider whether I should join. I left home, only thinking of myself. It was a feeling I hadn’t had since I was single many years ago. Back then, I was taking dance lessons, working full time and part time and taking College courses on the side. Free time was rare and if anyone asked me to do something and I had the time free, I would say yes only because I didn’t know how to say no. Continue reading
Trade your expectations for appreciation and your whole world changes in an instant.
Spring has sprung. I glance out the window and realize the blazing sun means mommy and sons need to be outside and not cooped up in our home. I’ve recently received a blessing in our home to help ensure I will be treasuring more time with my boys during the warm enough to be outside season. Our computer is officially cooked. Burnt actually. A few weeks ago, I clicked on something and then there was nothing. Dead. I occasionally walk by and press the power button, in hopes that an electrical charge has zapped it back into operation but to my dismay it has failed to ignite. We are computerless. These are the days that I wish I was a computer genius just so I’d know if all of my unbacked up photos are gone for good or if I could replace something and be back in operation. The truth is, I do believe it has been time for a new computer for a while but I haven’t made it a priority. And now that I have no choice and didn’t budget for it, we will remain computerless until I make it a priority.
I’ve missed blog world, my new friendships, writing companions and encouraging pals. I shall be back again another day. Continue reading
I was blessed to enjoy a weekend visit from my mom recently. I have a great mom. My husband even insists that she doesn’t fall into the mother-in-law stereotype. She simply loves and supports us and keeps the advice for when it is requested. I consider myself to be like my mom in many ways so my husband will be blessed by her legacy. Continue reading
It is so amazing how quickly our memories fade.
Recently I was able to enjoy my one year old son’s birthday. He is at a wonderful stage. He is curious, interactive, filled with sweet smiles and relatively predictable behaviour. He is such a pleasure. This birthday reminded me that we celebrated our older child’s first birthday only a year and a half ago. I try to recall what he was like at that time, was he talking? Mischievous? or sweet as pie like his little brother? I have kept a scribbler of memories that seem significant enough to write down but the truth is, I don’t recall. I am glad for the few, short-clip videos I have taken, just for these occasions. Continue reading