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Our 8th Wedding Anniversary

Here we are.  Year 8 of our marriage and it seems like yesterday we were just preparing to say I do.  Man, this year has been something.  It hasn't all been peaches and cream, either.  The fact that I'm writing this blog post in quarantine with my husband during the greatest pandemic of our history is a perfect accompaniment to our marriage.  It's been full of surprises.  Still, we have been richly blessed these past 8 years.

Weekend Recap: A Blessed Easter...even in quarantine...

He has Risen!

Friday Faith: The Importance of Prayer


A little while ago, our family had a pretty intense week. It was a doozy for our family. We had a moment of parental crisis that I can’t go into on this forum as some things need to stay within the safety net of the family. But trust me when I say, I needed God and His wisdom like never before. In this event, I felt like I had failed somewhere. It didn’t matter that there were conversations held over and over again about choices and consequences. It didn’t matter that there were assurances of listening and retaining that information. Somewhere, somehow, there was a disconnect and I found myself sitting there trying to figure out what I needed to do next.

After several hours, we were able to take care of things, make adjustments, take action and do what would greatly benefit the family—all of the family, but I was still shaken. I felt guilty. Truthfully, there was no doubt in it. I had failed. Beyond the cursory prayers of gratitude and covering for my children, I hadn’t had a morning prayer with them before walking out to bus stops in a couple of months. I hadn’t read a scripture with the children and discussed it with them in weeks. Yes, we had all been attending bible studies and church. Individually, the elders in the family (parents and children who can read) were reading the Word of God and lessons were being retained, but if I was being honest, I’d been less than the strong spiritual example my children need in today’s crazy world. That bothered and bothers me.

Tuesday Truth: Angry and Hurt Moms Cause Angry And Hurt Kids


A few days ago I had a terrible mommy moment.  I was tired, exhausted, and frustrated.  I was attempting to get out the house on time for a certain event and the children were not cooperating.  One had "forgotten" how to put on her shoes.  Another refused to leave without her lovie.  The littlest screamed from being placed in a carseat when he clearly wanted to lie on the floor for a while.  We were late.  I was so overwhelmed.  When little voices gave way to whining, I lost it and launched into a raised voice tirade (no curse words) that ended in a very hurtful dismissal.  The effect was instantaneous.  There was no more whining.  There was no sound at all.  Just a quivering lip, watery eyes, and a slow walk to the car.  I felt like crap.

Happy Valentine's Day



May your day be filled with smiles
May you feel nothing but love and joy all day long.
Enjoy this day and know that we love you, all of you!

Friday Favorites: January Recap

Hello everyone!  Here we are at the last Friday of the month.  I decided to link up with Grace and Love, Momfessionals and a Little Bit of Everything gain to share my January recap with our visitors.

What's Up Wednesday?

Hi! Oh my goodness, I am SO excited. I mean it. I’ve wanted to link up with @Shaeaffer Told Me To and Mix and Match Mama for ever on What’s Up Wednesday…and something always seemed to come up. But here I am today and ready to rock! Prayers to the Mix and Match Mama family. I know all too well about best laid plans. God has you and your family, but we’ll be praying your strength and health still. So, let’s get started!