This article is beautiful, even moreso when it speaks about how your own children will know where you truly rank them. From Desiring God. —————————– “The truth is that years ago, before this generation of mothers was even born, our society decided where children rank in the list of important things. When abortion was legalized, we wrote it into law. Children rank way below college. Below world travel for sure. Below the ability to go out at night at your leisure. Below honing your body at the gym. Below any job you may have or hope to get. In fact, children rate below your desire to sit around and pick your toes, if that is what you want to do. Below everything. Children are the last thing you should ever spend your time doing.” READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE HERE.
Surprised to see Zienne choose & change her clothes all by herself. She came into my room and got her outfit approved. She said, “See? I didn’t choose a long sleeve shirt. I have a short sleeve shirt.” She paired them with purple leggings. My daughter. Then she went back into her room. Then from my room, I hear toys being put away, then, “mamam, I cleaned my room all by myself! Do I get a tally point?” I went inside and found this evidence. Definitely my daughter. hahaha #prettyimpressed #3yrs
Yipes! I’m 33. Thank you Lord for teaching me all these years. I know I don’t always get it right, but I see all your evidence and blessings all around and inside my life, and I become such a creature of humility- awed, flawed, but bowed down in worship, part of creation to its Master. What is my life that You should take time to love me? But you do, and Your fingerprints are ever on my life for people to behold. Let them behold it Lord, that they cannot deny it. ————
I’ve known michelle since we were younger than 10 and we locked her up in an attic with her friend who we didn’t like. Now I stand next to her as a bridesmaid & will watch her take her vows in 2 months. It’s a great honor to be chosen. Last Saturday was her bridal shower, themed Purses and Shoes. All the bridesmaids took a job and everything turned out beautiful. Suffice to say, Michelle was quite surprised. I’m sure the wedding will be just as grand, even moreso.
I’ve known her for the past 10 years and have loved her for the same time frame. I’ve grown and matured with her, and dare say that I am not the person that I am without her. When I hear the phrase, “Iron sharpens Iron”, she is the Iron that sharpens me. I wish her more than the blessings I’ve gained in my lifetime. Mahal, thank you for all your sacrifices. Staying with our kids and putting a hold on your career while taking care of me and our kids is something I can’t ever think of placing a monetary value. If I do, not even the world’s treasures can cover the interest of the debt I owe you. Happy birthday. One of these days, I’ll be able to celebrate you with a birthday worthy of you.
Emmanuelle It’s a little difficult being the girls’ piano teacher. We’ve only really started this summer, trying to commit to every week, but the hardship is actually commiting to the lessons every week. Sometimes, I skip a week because I forget or because that night isn’t accomodating, but to be quite honest, it’s mostly my fault. I need to really treat it more professionally and not as a hobby. By fall, Emma will have violin, ballet, and piano lessons added to the weight of her school work, so I need to keep her lessons light and consistent so she doesn’t not fall behind, and me nonchalant. It was a little difficult in the beginning for her to grasp all the rules of starting piano- finger placement, right hand, left hand and remembering the use of clefs. But well into the end of summer, distinguishing notes and their timing and the start of reading notes makes more sense to her, and she is more conscious of the musical rules. She does learn music properties fairly quickly like her violin teacher had stated. Also in the beginning, what sets the difficulty for our dynamics is also how well we know each other. […]