"Mommy, it's not Christmas time yet because it isn't snowing!" How is it that my three-year-old, who lives in the South where it hardly ever snows, is already thinking that Christmas equals snow? Just because we had eight inches last year on Christmas Day doesn't mean it will be that way this year! In fact,… Continue reading Christmas Memories
We had a lot of places to go today, so you can imagine my dismay when my three-year-old made her debut out of her bedroom this morning in a fleece shirt, jeans, pink tutu, pink sunglasses, two bracelets, and a necklace around her tiny neck. When I tried to coerce her into changing out of… Continue reading Just an Ordinary Day with a Ballerina
'Tis the season. . .of greed? Selfishness? Rudeness? I don't know why, but each year on Black Friday, I am shocked to hear of people getting into fist fights over a pair of pants, pushing other people out of the way in order to get to the "deal" first, and screaming at each other all… Continue reading I Wish You a Merry Christmas?
Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for so many things, but one of my friends told me that her sister's pastor had encouraged their church to be thankful for the character traits of God. So in honor of the One who made today possible, I just wanted to sneak on here during nap time to… Continue reading Bless the Lord
It's Thanksgiving Week!!! Hip, hip, hooray! I just love Thanksgiving! I have been so blessed by my Creator, and I just love that there is a special day set aside when everyone takes time to thank the Lord - or so I thought. Unfortunately, I am hearing a lot of whining, complaining, griping, arguing, and… Continue reading Are You Thankful?
When Jamie and I started talking about marriage, we agreed that we felt God calling us to adopt. For us, it was never a question of "if" but "when." We waited a "respectable" (according to the trends of our circle of friends at the time) two years after getting married before we started trying to… Continue reading The Story of Us
Lately, it seems that I have been surrounded by people who don't want to believe in God - the Creator of our universe. The One who gave His life for me! I don't understand it, can't comprehend it. And I find myself deep in sorrow for these people, who just don't seem to understand that… Continue reading Is It Worth It?