Archive for the 'Family' Category

Pardon My Mess

Monday, May 9th, 2016

I was thinking about inviting some friends over now that the weather is getting nice. We have a fenced in yard with all the escape routes closed off. We have nice grass and a patio. We have a play house and a sandbox and a slide and things to ride on. I thought it would […]

My Happy Place

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Yesterday, I was in the kitchen putting things away. Nathan was chattering away and playing. My floors are dirty. The dishes weren’t done. There was a pile of laundry waiting for my attention. I don’t even need to mention the bills, and taxes, and other paperwork piled up. I haven’t had time to knit or […]

The Bonus

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

It’s no secret that I wished for many children. I have always loved babies and kiddos and my dreams always included a big crazy house full of children. That’s not the family that God gave us. Once in awhile, I still wish we had more children but  I’m beginning to see the joys and bonuses […]

Holiday Aren’t Always Easy

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

I wrote this last year some links and thoughts about when holidays are not easy. What have you done to think of someone going through a rough time?

Prisoners Children

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

As you can imagine any stories about  people reaching out to the children of incarcerated individuals touches my heart.   Here are two  that I found on Angel Tree’s Facebook page and another about prisoners and prayer. The Power of Prayer from Behind Prison Bars A local police station buys gifts for children with incarcerated […]

Christmas Cards

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Someone on Facebook posted a link a few days ago about sending photo Christmas cards. They said they weren’t doing that anymore because it’s to show off and one up everyone. (Basically in my own words….)   I didn’t leave a comment on their page but the post bothered me. It doesn’t bother me if […]

A Little Twinge

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Once in awhile, when I hear of someone having another baby, I get a little twinge. Especially when it’s someone who JUST had a baby. Or someone who says, “I think we’ll have a baby next year” and they DO! I’m not sure what it’s a twinge of. I’m not jealous. I know that’s not […]

I Take It Back

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Many years ago, I wrote a  post on here that I can’t seem to find right now. I said that the things we were going through felt like someone had aimed a gun at us and blasted us to  pieces and we were all lying around bleeding. You’ve probably read some of my posts where […]

Never Say No~Mark & Jan Foreman~Book Review

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

About the book: Never Say No (David C. Cook, May 2015) The question Mark and Jan Foreman are most often asked is: How did you raise your kids? Mark and Jan Foreman’s adult sons Jon and Tim Foreman of Switchfoot have influenced their world not only by a successful music career but also through their […]

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When I Compare

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

When I was reviewing the book I posted about earlier this week, I felt like it didn’t really apply to me. I don’t go to Facebook and see people’s photos or updates and think, “Why can’t I be like that?” I don’t look at projects people do and feel like my things aren’t up to […]