As my son molds into the person he was created to be, I am increasingly amazed by his intelligence, his compassion, his faith. As each day passes, I know him more deeply and experience more joy from his presence in my life! More than this, I’m starting to recognize that my son is a far better human than I am!
When I am angry with someone or sad, or afraid that someone is mad at me, I avoid. On the empathy scale, I’m a zero – maybe a one on a good day. Why do I do this? Why do I avoid conflict? My son – at only 7-years-old – handles things differently. Continue reading
I have obtained in my adult life nearly every thing my simple teenage mind could have wished for. I have a husband who loves and supports me, two beautiful children, a successful career that provides security and professional respect, a faith community where I can serve and lead in unique and fun ways. If I had created a checklist in high school of what my life should look like 20 years later, I think I could mark off the whole list. I have it all! Continue reading
Patience = the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. I envy people with patience! I have very little – which can be a real challenge with little kids around.
It seems that I’ve lost my patience more often than normal this week. I recall a meeting at work which was far from productive – and I lost my patience, became irritated and unfortunately made it known that I did not want to be there. Not very professional. Today, a Sunday morning, I had zero patience with my kids as we scrambled to get ready for church. They were bickering and whining – if I heard someone yell “Mommy” from upstairs one more time! They were ignoring my direction – is it too much to expect them to pick up those crayons the first, second or even third time I ask?! Continue reading
I had the most fantastic Halloween Day!
What a strange way to begin considering my post only one week ago was titled “A Confession: I don’t like Halloween!” Maybe I should say this differently…
I had the most fantastic October 31 (and it had absolutely nothing to do with Halloween).
Our little family had a rare Saturday at home, nothing on the calendar. This was the one free Saturday in between soccer and basketball – no meetings, no work, no friends or family visiting. Continue reading