My dearest love, I pen this open letter to you for your benefit. You see, I didn't do it all perfect or even all right. It comes as no surprise that I have made mistakes; you know this better than anyone. I can get short sighted and caught up in my own thunderstorm. I … Continue reading open letter to my daughter
Twice now in two years I've gotten "that phone call." The first time, my daughter herself called me. She'd called me less than five minutes prior to let me know she was on her way home in the heavy rain at night. The Holy Spirit had already prompted me- I just knew when I answered … Continue reading That Phone Call
Personality identification was all the rage a while back with the kids. A Mom can certainly identify her child and tell you what kind of personality he/she has. The kids weren’t relying on ole Mom for their diagnosis- they wanted an unbiased scientific test to draw their conclusions. If you have no idea what personality … Continue reading Perks of an Introvert
Friendship can truly be a double edged sword. We have all had experiences that have shaped us in one way or another. Some of that shaping has made us better for it; while it can cause others carry a chip on the shoulder remaining wounded and scarred. It's positive to take a step back and … Continue reading Alter Ego
Hate is such a strong word, malicious even. Hate means to dislike greatly. I try not to use the word too often or loosely so that I don't get in that habit of a negative vocabulary. However, I have pondered on just five things that I hate to do. Not people that I hate … Continue reading five things i hate
My little kids loved to draw pictures. Every now and again the pencil would fling the wrong way. Immediately upon the disapproval of the stray mark the whole paper was judged unfit to be crumpled and tossed. Instinctively, even at such a young age they wanted a perfect likeness. Yet, at their age, experience … Continue reading ..and we begin again.
Standing softly beside our dynamic men of history or safely behind them were their faithful women. Women of position and grace to influence others in the mere sayings they said. They were not born anointed or royal but perhaps rose to an occasion of service. Women before us of grace, poise, and proper etiquette we … Continue reading Intelligent Parrot
Dust off the ole British accent and let’s look at a fascinat’in Jane Austen novel. Pride and Prejudice is a fantastic fiction written about love, lassies, family, fortune, handsome suitors, and just plain ole drama. I must cough up a confession and tell you I’ve never read the book. Not even one time, however I … Continue reading Incandescently Happy