Family Unity I have three active daughters under the age of 6. They are literally always together unless one of them is sleeping or at school. Since it has been summer, they have had an extra dose of togetherness. I have learned from them that unity trumps loneliness any day, even on the days where it seems you can't get away from each other. … [Read more...] about Family Unity
Brooklyn taking a nap with her blanket on her grandma. Yesterday, while a bunch of adults were visiting during our family reunion, I watched as Brooklyn kept offering her baby cousin her most prized possession in the world...her blankie. This moment stuck with me because Brooklyn rarely is seen without this beloved blanket. She carries it around sunshine or rain, wide awake or fast … [Read more...] about Learning to Give my Best
I don't want to forget this age and how cute she is when she cuddles with her blanket and me, and sucks her thumb. Behold Your Little Ones I have titled this post Behold Your Little Ones because I want to get back into the habit of closely observing and learning from my children. God has always known that it is children that are full of beauty, innocence and truth, I am am going to pay … [Read more...] about Behold Your Little Ones
3 out of 5 smiling is pretty darn good. =) Dreams Come True When I was about 21 years old I was aching to get married and have a family. I was about to graduate from college with no marriage prospects, and I felt like my chance to find someone was gone. I was really sad that I had not found someone to live my life with and even more sad that I wouldn't have children anytime soon. Skip … [Read more...] about All You Need is Love
My beautiful mother, Maureen. My Home I think I was eleven years old. I was out in my family's garage one day, and I saw a beautiful framed photo of a white baby seal. It may sound weird, but it really was a gorgeous white photo and it had a nice thick, black matte and frame. It was a large print (20X24) and I started to imagine how it would look in our home. I came into the house … [Read more...] about What is Your Definition of Home?
Yesterday, I was reminded of some really important truths, and after I internalized them once again, I thought of my three daughters and the world they live in. Are you a parent? Do you ever get worried about your children? Are you surprised about what they encounter younger and younger? I want to help my children to have the tools that will be a guide for them as they navigate this complicated … [Read more...] about Worried, But Hopeful