The fatigue that accompanied mothering when the children were young was sometimes crippling. A day of stress on top of stress took a toll. By the time their dad came home, I was a depressed puddle of a mess. One thing that invigorated me was going to a mom’s group, or a homeschool mom’s group. We would gather, swap war stories, share ideas, and pray for one another.
My in-laws were sure special. Through all of life's storms, they were solid. Solid in their faith. Unwavering. Solid in their marriage. Something like 65 years. Solid in their lifestyle of always seeking to bless others, in small ways and big. Their passing was hard, but how they have enriched my heart. Grandma sewed. I mean, she was a serious sew-er. She regularly made
It’s almost here. Does that thought cause a knot in your stomach? Like a train barreling down a track, Christmas is on the way. Can you feel it? When I was a kid, Christmas was a dreamy time. Visions of fulfilled dreams and new beginnings buoyed my spirits and lifted everyone’s mood. As a mom, I want to dream those same dreams. Problem? Other people are depending on YOU to make their
Have you had the driver/customer ahead of you at Starbucks pay for your coffee? I was floored the first time this happened and actually tried to follow the gracious van so I could wave hello to them. It has happened several times since then and I have returned the gesture as well. Such a small thing, yet it takes a big attitude. What’s your attitude? Do you wake up in the morning
I dearly love Pinterest. It is a great place for idea-hunting and dreaming. The creativity of many is on display in one convenient place - a place where I can spend hours. But what if you live a life that is not pin-worthy? That's my life. Photos of my pantry or cabinet organization would make the viewer shudder, not squeal with delight. My kids are mostly grown so we don't do the