Have you ever heard of anyone having a bad vacation in Hawaii? Last night my mom told me one of the worst vacation stories ever. A woman she had met went on a two week vacation there. A day into her family’s Hawaii vacay they received a phone call that her father-in-law had died. Then it … More Wish to Grow Old
I love birthdays. I especially love MY birthday. Being spoiled and pampered is fun, and quite frankly, I enjoy any attention I can get! Yesterday, I turned 31. Birthdays as a mom, at least for me, turn out a little different than the pampering I envision:
I am white. I am a white woman. I am a white woman born, raised, and living in Iowa. I am a white woman, born, raised, and living in Iowa and I have never lived on a farm, never driven a tractor, and honestly, I still hold my nose when I drive by a farm. … More Don’t be “Colorblind.”
What is one thing that would symbolize you- your qualities, your spirit, your personality? Can you think of one? I can’t. My mom wrote a post on Facebook that I’m going to repost here, but I think she put it so simply. Ol’Blue was everything that Dad was… Available. Helpful. Strong. Old-Fashion, a “Good Ol’ … More Goodbye Ol’ Blue
Katie and I have been the best of friends since diapers. We grew up a house apart (in two different neighborhoods), traveled together on family vacations, survived teenage angst, bunked up in each other’s dorm rooms, and were of course each others maid of honor. But this really isn’t about Katie… well not really. It’s … More The “MOM List”
When you picture heaven, what do you see? Golden gates? Rainbows? Angels? After January 16, 2013, I envision it looks like this: In the few short weeks since my Dad has passed away, my boys and I have had several conversations of Heaven and Jesus. My boys are 5 and 2. They were so fortunate … More Does Jesus Like Pickles?
This past Saturday, 1/19/13, we celebrated the life of my dad. It was truly an amazing service. There were a thousand faces that came to say goodbye to him at his wake, and then a packed church on Saturday. What an incredible guy! I had said Dad always knew someone everywhere he went, but I … More An Unbelievable Friend
My good friend, Jane posted this picture onto her Facebook page: She explained that each member of her family came up with a word to describe what they expect the new year to bring (Such a Cool and Powerful idea!). This got me thinking; what do I expect for the year 2013? I’ve never really … More 2013- The year to “Do It Anyway!”
1,000 views… and counting! Sitting on the couch at my in-laws over Christmas break, I clicked on the Stats button for my blog and there it was, “994 Views!” Now this is my husband’s family, so every seat in that living room was occupied, and since they love me (or at least put up with … More My first Milestone!
I was reminded tonight of a story my pastor once told about the destiny of an acorn. A tiny, insignificant acorn. An acorn that can so easily get smashed, stepped on, or snacked on. An acorn that might possibly be collected by a 4-year-old nature enthusiast. Yet, that tiny acorn is destined for more. If … More Make me an Oak Tree