Must Be Able To: Dodge small toys in random places on the floor while walking. Quicker than the speed of light to catch a climbing toddler as he or she falls. Plan ahead: if you have anywhere outside of the house to go, you must start dressing your kids a full hour ahead of when … Continue reading Job Description: Mother of Young Children
I'm not sure exactly when this started or what brought it about, but approximately 8-10 weeks ago James started waking me up in the middle of the night. There has been absolutely no consistency in terms of the time, it's been as early as 10:00 pm and as late as 5:30 am, and pretty much … Continue reading “I Just Want to See the Stars”
Dear parent of a child who has special needs: Maybe your child "isn't like the rest of the other children." Maybe your child has autism, Down's syndrome, wears glasses, is missing a limb, has a sensory disorder, eczema, allergies, or any other issue that doesn't fit the cookie cutter picture of "normal." If so, I … Continue reading Dear parent of a child who has special needs: 10 Points to Remember
Our world, the earth, and even the human body: no one can wrap their mind around how complexly made they are. Scientists try.... Then there are many different theories. We have Western culture medicine, Chinese medicine, conventional approaches, and holistic approaches. Our God is a great designer. He creates masterpieces. He creates things so … Continue reading Take God Out of the Box!
After having to deal with one infant's skin issues and allergies I never had any hopes or desires to have to go through it all with a second child. I wanted the child, yes, but not to deal with the extreme lifestyle that mothering an infant with such health issues entails.... Twice. I am about … Continue reading The Easiest Yet Hardest Prayer
As the sweet one slept, I took time in the silence to ponder just that: silence. There are many cautions in the Bible for one to be silent- to watch the running of the tongue. One example is Proverbs 21:23, " Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps out of trouble." We have all … Continue reading The Silence
Sometimes in life it may feel like you are walking alone. The circumstances and challenges you are facing may trick you into thinking you are facing life by yourself, like no one cares or understands. Worry and doubt convince you that not even God exists, that you indeed are truly by yourself. When you walk … Continue reading Not Alone
Daddy-Daughter Date Last week I took Joy to a daddy-daughter dance, she was excited to say the least! While I was at work, she spent the afternoon with mom getting her hair all done up and talking to mom about her “special date.” We didn’t tell her beforehand that I was going to take her … Continue reading Daddy-Daughter Date
Dear future son-in-law: Tonight a prince showed up at the door, and it wasn't you. He came to take my daughter, my princess, to the ball, flowers in hand. He wasn't you, but her Daddy. This prince has prayed for you since before the princess was born. He started praying for you before he even … Continue reading Dear Future Son-In-Law:
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. I’m pretty sure we’ve all heard this growing up. It’s the surefire way to save the planet, or at least make it better. What about saving ourselves? Well, I came up with my own set of “re” word that will at least help us stay on track with God. REFOCUS: Hebrews … Continue reading Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.