Well, I almost forgot to post, so this is going to have to count. It is now spring break for my kiddos and we're out of school for the next week. I think we all needed the break from school and sports. For us, it's a chance to catch our breath before the last BIG push at the end of school.
My posts this week may occur late, sorry. Today I took a huge nap & needed it. I found myself awake at 4am. So not cool. Oh well, y'all have a great night & I'll see you tomorrow!
Celebrating Life & down time with the fam!
Each day I check my online news feed. Each day I see some things that disturb me to no end. Can I say there are some very bad people out there who are maiming and killing their children in the most horrendous ways? I don't know if the parents are mentally ill or just tired of their kids, but reading these stories day after day is breaking my mommy's heart.
I know there are some out there who have children because they want someone to love them. I've heard someone say this before, so I'm not making it up. Anyone who has children knows that your kids do show you love, but they also can be very irritating, a pain in the booty, difficult. Ask a mother of a toddler, or a child you are teaching to read, or a teenager. Yeah, the struggle is real.
What I'm really wondering is, how do these parents think hurting or killing their children was an option when they became frustrated or tired of parenting. With 4 kids, I've been there, but I never considered hurtin…
Today Harry & his friend Pete were asked to Sadie by two sweet girls: Margaret & Nolen.
They went with movie themes for their posters. Of course I LOVE this idea because we are big movie people in our house. We will quote a line from a favorite movie in a heartbeat. Harry's new favorite movie is Pitch Perfect. It is aca-hilarious! Not appropriate for the younger two, although I did let E watch the singing parts. Some of us have to wait to get to heaven to get our ability to sing, so we love to listen to those who can.
We tried to talk Harry & Pete into wearing our banana and gorilla costumes to answer the door, but Pete said no. :( Party Pooper! We thought it would be hilarious, but we are very strange, so there you go.
I know these kiddos will have a great time. It's fun to do things with friends. It's an exciting time because Harry will be able to drive them all to the dance! Yea! He turns 16 on the 31st & will get his license the first w…
Being a leader of teenagers can sometimes be like herding cats. I don't mean this in a bad way, but think about it: cats have their own way of seeing and doing things. Like cats, each person has their own personality and brings their own set of circumstances to the table when they serve, and it makes it interesting to say the least. The teenagers I get to work with are amazing, but they are like cats. :) I really don't care for cats, but I love these cats!
You want to know why I love them? Here are my reasons why...
They make me laugh a lot: they love each other and the children we work with. They laugh, kid around, and laugh with each other, but also lift each other up when they need it. They love on kids who are shy or feel lost in our services.They make my heart swell with pride: I watch them step out in faith and with God's strength and do amazing things for the children of our church. They are learning to stretch themselves. It's hard to step out …