it goes where it please, like the breath in me *

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it's the first cool Sunday I can remember and the sounds of my boys playing outside are therapeutic. The hum of a weed eater is nearby and there is an almost lazy silence in between,  punctuated occasionally with the squawk of a bird which sounds somehow out of place.  I love the sound of the wind in the trees and feel my soul stirring, like a flower turning to light. _____ "But I can't … [Read more...]

My “Child of the Week”

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My 4-year-old started preschool a few weeks ago and this week he is the "child of the week". The point is to let all the kids get to express themselves and get to know each other in a different way. He had to pick his favorite book to share with the class and selected the BIBLE. :D  Ben and I just looked at each other and wondered if the teacher was going to be "Riiiiiiight, parents. he picked … [Read more...]

the real life.

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watching them makes me happy. my two boys. Ben and I watch in amazement, their small bodies with such energy and drive, running around, making messes and giving us a peek into how much God does indeed, love us.  the second report card from kindergarten was mostly encouraging; improvement in areas but flat lined in others. the 6-year-old scribbles eclectically when others nearby press their … [Read more...]

Play like a Child

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Sometimes I don't take the time to stop and appreciate the little things in life. I might watch something but not have the poetic depth to really appreciate the perfection in the simple. Usually when I watch my kids playing, it's from a mom's perspective, where I'm watching and worrying about my two reckless kids doing something that would require another ER visit. To see these pictures … [Read more...]