Tweens

Just a little disclaimer.  This is a blog about girls and probably just for girls…though I think maybe a few guys out there need more education on their wives/daughters/sisters and their emotions and the cycle of crazy that they go through month after month.  You’ve been warned. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Do you know what a tween is?  Maybe I am the only one who needed to be educated, but I recently learned that a tween is a child between the ages of 8 and 12.  Makes sense.  It just so happened that I was observing some unusual behavior from Ruby.  It wasn’t horrible behavior…just more tears than normal.  She was often heard saying, “You are just so annoying, Mack. Why do you have to be so annoying??”  She has also recently mastered huffing and rolling her eyes. This hasn’t been regular behavior for Ruby.  She is usually laid back and had been good at pushing Mack away from her or throwing him on the floor and being done with him.  The tears were really what got my attention. I found myself sounding a lot like my mom and telling her that we didn’t have time for the tears.  My mom wasn’t much for putting up with moods.  And I am not throwing her under the bus.  Dear goodness, she had three daughters only a couple of years apart each.  On top of three daughters, she had a moody husband.  And I am […]

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Baptism

Ruby and Molly got baptized on October 14th!  Each one had their own salvation experience.  Molly was here at home last October when Josh was reading about being born again from God’s Word.  Ruby and Mack had fallen asleep, and I was just about to ask Josh if he could wrap it up so we could head to bed since […]

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It’s a good day

Today has been a good day, a day when I love home schooling the kids.  Yesterday I didn’t love it, so I thought I would record my thoughts on this “good” home schooling day. I enjoyed a calm morning in a quiet house before the kids were awake. I loved being able to tell them to make their beds, brush their teeth and get dressed AND to go fix their breakfast while I took a shower and got ready for the day. It was nice to sit at the breakfast table with our devotion and Bible and talk about God’s Law and what we can do when we disobey.  “If You, O Lord, marked iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?  But with your there is forgiveness of sins.” Psalm 130 I smiled as I sat on the carpet reading to Mack and glancing at his chubby feet, crossed as they poked out from his jeans….and how sweet it was that he patted my hand with love while I read to him. The girls laughed together as they did school work under the desk!  They thought they were really getting away with something by creating a comfy “fort” of sorts under there. When we read about how Egyptians believed that they needed things like food and money in their tombs/pyramids, you should have seen the looks on their faces.  We had a great conversation about what we believe about life after […]

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