My third son, Kevin, was born on Halloween thirteen years ago. I remember being so pregnant my arms didn’t reach to do the dishes anymore and I was preparing a fifth birthday party for Donny who was born on the 27th. All I hoped for at that moment is they wouldn’t have to share a … Continue reading A Halloween Birthday
I hope it’s ok if I continue Jack’s adventure as a fundraiser, baker, and philanthropist. The story left off where Jack climbed the school bus and reminded me that after school we would go sell his pumpkin bread. I knew this wasn’t a creative way for him to wish me a good day. I had to look at … Continue reading The making of a salesman.
Every good story has a problem. This problem is one that Jack caught as a contagious virus that hasn’t left his system since Pastor Robert from Uganda spent the weekend in our home. We sat at the dinner table and talked about life in Uganda and the work of his church. The adults might not have even noticed nine-year old … Continue reading God is so BIG in a small child.
In the first days of October I was consumed with a long list of preparations I alone was responsible to complete before our family could be free and clear to go to Uganda for our adoption. My desk felt like someone with a mean sense of humor was suspended above it pouring out a tub … Continue reading An old fashioned bake sale.
Happy Birthday Donny! I say that, and yet, I know he’s way too busy with his new social life at college to check his mama’s blog. I did catch him between classes today on the phone and he reports he loves it when he receives home made cookies in the mail. Thanks to the message delivery … Continue reading I am officially the mother of an adult.
My own memories as a student driver are horrible. The friction between my mother in the passenger seat slamming her invisible break and grasping the arm rest because I took a turn too fast frustrated both of us. I think our own steam fogged the windows and I didn’t even know where to find the … Continue reading Student Drivers
There’s still no word about our court appointment for the adoption. It’s a comfort to know so many people have contacted me just to basically say “hang in there, the wait will be worth it”. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I once was a mama who was a little bit up tight, or as my … Continue reading Happy or Content?
The hazard of not having time to read other blogs (as I would love to be able to do) is I am only familiar really with what I’m doing in this blog. I only use my own photos so imagine my shock when I was told most bloggers swipe photos from the internet to fill … Continue reading My Shooting Arsenal
Three years ago when we left beautiful Scottsdale Arizona to inhabit…uhh… well, this manmade part of Texas I pouted for a while because I missed the sky, mountains and dessert of Arizona. I also missed my heart because I was certain I left it there. The one possibility for me to recover was to design … Continue reading Pumpkins and Palm Trees
Kevin announced at breakfast this morning that his Texas History teacher informed the class that in Texas it is legal to shoot someone who is on your property. Jordan added there are more gun licenses in Texas than any other state. You can buy stickers for your window that says “I don’t call 911”, and … Continue reading Boys and their toys