A lot of people have been tweeting about "1000 Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. I haven't yet read the book, but wanted to write down some blessings anyway. I think there are about twenty gifts buried within this post. So here goes ... some things for which I'm thankful: My toddler, who has beautiful blue-eyes and … Continue reading Gifts
"The blessing of the Lord makes rich ..." (Proverbs 10:22) We had dinner out on the water yesterday. It was spontaneous and special. We threw the canoe on the car, packed the girls in the back, and drove off into the Hamilton wilderness. (That would be Cootes Paradise, for those of you who are scratching … Continue reading Canoeing the Desjardins
I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart. (William Shakespeare) On Thursday, I read a Bible passage that filled me with the faith to believe that a frustrating season of life was almost over. Two days later, when my circumstances hadn't changed, I got discouraged. "God, it's been TWO … Continue reading Are we there yet?
The kids were safely buckled in their car seats. In the front, tucked behind my feet, was a bag filled with muffins, sandwiches, water bottles, and fruit. The diaper bag was stocked and we had toys to keep the girls occupied on the long drive. My husband climbed into the car and looked at me. … Continue reading Road Trip – Creating Lasting Memories
"It's not fair. Our life sucks." I flopped down on the couch and scowled at my husband. I then proceeded to give a litany of reasons why I thought our lives were so awful. "Remember back when we were both working and I had my amazing career?" I continued. "We could do whatever we wanted, … Continue reading The Secret to Contentment
This morning, with sad little tears trickling down my cheeks, I turned to my husband and said, “Don’t you sometimes miss life before kids? Back when it was just us and we could take road trips and do all kinds of fun things whenever we wanted?” My husband, who adores his little girls more than … Continue reading The Grass is Greener Right Here!