insights from a daughter of the King, teacher, farmer's wife, and Mommy


20 things they don't tell you when you become a mom

1.  You will consider whether or not you have served all the food groups in the day.

2.  You will have frequent conversations about poop and even be excited about it.

3.  You will pray more.  "Lord, please let her go to sleep"

4.  There will always be a mom that seems to have it more together than you, have better kids, and be doing a better job.

5.  Sneezing, and lots of other body parts and functions, will never be the same.

6.  Your kid grows fast between 0 and 5 but once they hit school age you can't keep up.

7.  There will be times when you have to think fast and act responsibly and you will look back and wonder how you held it all together.  

8.  You will make mistakes.

9.  You will learn how easy kids forgive.

10.   Sometimes you just have to let them get dirty.

11.  Whatever your plan is, your kid will have a different one.

12.  They will talk back.

13.  They will embarrass you.

14.  They will make you forget what a horrible day you have had. 

15.  They will inherit traits from you that you wish they didn't.

16.  You will need poison controls phone number.

17.  You will never have everything you need when you go on vacation even if you take the whole house, and unlike before children, you can't pack thirty minutes before in one bag and be out the door.  

18.  You will never regret having them.

19.  You will never ever believe the kind of love you will have for them.  The kind that fills your whole heart and you think it might bust.

20.  Even if you make mistakes, even if you do it all wrong, even if they talk back, even if they are just like you......your kid will love you so much.   I remember people telling me how much I was going to love being a mommy and love my children, but there was so much no one told me, like how much they were going to love me back.


it's that time

its that time when.....

the Easter bunny may or may not still have eggs at your house, in your living room floor......

the papers are coming in from school by the truck loads and if you blink you might miss sending in a form or a towel or a cupcake..........

the pollen can be seen falling from the trees like rain causing eyes to water and boxes of tissues to be consumed..........

the ability to get your kids to come in the house is near impossible...."what I have take a are asking an awful lot, mom!".............

the need for a vacation is rising by the number of times your are hitting the snooze button

the house is reaching 80 degrees because your waiting till it is unbearable before you turn on the a/c

the sunburn sneaks up you because you've forgotten its powerful rays

the teachers and the students are counting the days till the end of school

it's that time when..........summertime is so close yet so far away

 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray.
Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.
James 5:!3


risking it in april

april is a risk......
it might be snowing
it might be raining
it might be sunny
it might be cold
it might be hot
thunder may rattle your roof
and rainbows may be seen out your windows
you may have to run the heat full blast on the way to school 
and crank the a/c on the way home

april is about change.....
it starts out as the end of winter
and ends as the start of summer
it holds promise of newness and renewal
green buds
fresh starts
new beginnings

this april we took hold of risk
for love  {5 years of marriage}
for life  {visiting my great grandmothers}
for hope  {rising at 6:30 for a glorious sunrise service}
for friendship  {sharing time with my heart and soul sister}
for family  {living this every day together}
for music  {4 days of festival}

but the question that is on repeat

what have WE risked for Him??
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