Family, Five Minute Friday, Motherhood

It’s Friday, that means we shake our hair out a bit and take a deep breath, we let some words loose for just five minutes. We don’t edit, we don’t critique, we DO encourage. So lets play, shall we? Lisa-Jo chooses the prompt and this week, it’s Connect. Go We wind through the mountains through…

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Children, Family, Five Minute Friday, Motherhood

They’re best friends, this crew. Spending the days together has built a friendship unshakable in the short handful of years they’ve lived. It blesses me to watch them. To see the way the younger ones look up tot he older ones–I never dreamed it would be this good. Having the two boys back-to-back and then…

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Children, Family, Giving Thanks, Motherhood, Thanksgiving

We live delightfully close to one of the most amazing Zoo’s in the country. By the time we get parked and through the gates the children, positively wound like springs, burst down the path with leaps of energy and laughter. The weather accommodates, or perhaps encourages our moods, with the brilliance of sunshine and cool…

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Children, Family, Giving Thanks, Motherhood

I’m standing there at the register, credit card in hand, juggling a wallet too stuffed with receipts to close properly, while my two year old grabs repeatedly for a box of candy bars perched precariously on the ledge. Swiping the card with one hand and shoving the shopping cart forward a few inches, I firmly…

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Children, Family

The hum of the lawn mowers both ours and the neighbors leaves us talking in loud squawks to each other, blowing bubbles on the porch. I can tell they’re giggling by their faces even though I don’t hear them well, it’s the shape of their mouths, the way their eyes glitter in the the last…

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Children, Faith, Family, Five Minute Friday

I heard them murmuring at 4:30, when my alarm went off. I wake early to write, to pray, and when they wake equally early, sometimes it challenges me. *sigh* But they are tucked back into bed, and I sit here, praying they will sleep longer, not just so I can write, but because the afternoons…

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