Perspective

Perspective.  Getting to choose how you look at your current situation. It’s been one of those days. Weeks.  Months.  Where very time I turn around it feels as though something else in my life is falling apart.  Or do I just need to change my perspective? There are always going to be those days. Or…

We Were Not Made to Walk This Road Alone!

Chapter 2 in Hoodwinked: 10 Myths of Motherhood has the very first myth that they debunk.  The myth that mothering is natural, easy and instinctive.  And some days it is.  Those other days, well…  The quote that starts this chapter says “Mother is a verb, not a noun.” We are always in action.  I was laying…

Like a Brick

You know, some days are just nice, quiet, normal days.  Those days that nothing really stands out. Then all of a sudden it hits you. Like a brick. An entire month has just disappeared. I survived it. But did I cherish it?  Was I intentional with my minutes?  Because while every once in a while,…

All That Matters

I lost my mother-in-law to cancer last week. It was an awful, emotional, exhausting and eye opening experience. And it brought to my attention so many things. I realized how many people one life can affect. How many lives can be changed just by one persons kindness. How one prayer warrior can make such a…

Gratitude

It has been a long week. It seems more like forever than just one week. I am sitting in bed with my husband so grateful that I have been blessed with him.  You see, my mother-in-law is in the hospital with terminal cancer. My father-in-law was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. He had…

Faith in the Valleys

It’s been a busy few weeks in our house. My son discovered that 20lbs of flour is really fun to spread around. On the floors…on clean clothes…in the dryer freshly emptied of those clean clothes. He also discovered that he has to take out many, many bags of garbage at 25 cents each to earn…