Category: Seasons

Let the rain fall

The clouds loomed overhead all morning.

The chicken soup in the crockpot filled the house with the warm and familiar smell of Autumn.

The winds picked up.

The sun peeked out, then was quickly hidden again.

“Where’s my umbrella, mom?” echoed in unison by two very excited boys.

Hubs and I begin the search.

“Chicken soup is the perfect dinner for the gray skies outside,” I think to myself.

It took 20 minutes to find them, tucked away from the last rainfall earlier this year.

The changing of a season happens four times a year. Enjoy it to the fullest!


Days like these

MP900427604It’s days like these that I don’t have to wonder why some mom’s choose to work outside the home.

It’s days like these that make me doubt the saying “It all goes by in the blink of an eye!”

It’s days like these that I fall far short of my own definition of what a “good mother” is.






Get thankful.


It’s days like these that I can’t help but be thankful for my supportive, hands-on husband.

It’s days like these that my secret stash of chocolate gets me through to the next hour.

It’s days like these that I’m thankful we live in a sunny climate.

It’s days like these that I MUST remember the bigger picture of my family’s life and trust that there is a purpose in the chaos during the day.


The day isn’t over. There’s more opportunity for hugs rather than shouts, for kisses rather than tears, for laughter rather than anger.




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~ Kids are fascinated by everything, even science books ~


~ The afternoon snack doesn’t have to come in a package ~


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Many are the plans in a man’s heart,
but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.

Proverbs 19:21

I haven’t had to deal too much with insurance in the past. Yes, I’ve had 2 children, but overall it was a relatively simple process with some minor headaches. Anytime I would hear someone complain about what a pain insurance was, I just couldn’t empathize too much because that had not been my own experience.

Until now.

When we saw a specialist in May regarding D’s sensory processing issues, it was all completely out of pocket. It was a hefty sum, but we’re thankful God provided the funds.

At the end of May I met with the local school district special needs team. Together we all decided it would be best to have D assessed for areas that the school district might be able to offer services to him while in the classroom. (Read: FREE THERAPY).

D’s assessment is August 18th, but during our meeting in May, I was encouraged to get a second opinion, especially since we were considering therapy over the summer that would be more out-of-pocket money spent, not therapy covered through insurance. Both Hubs and I thought that was a wise move, so I made the appropriate calls and we waited.

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It hit 90 degrees a few days ago.

I was watering the backyard plants when D shouted, “Today is a Summer day!”

I guess Spring is officially over.

Summer around here means water in the backyard.

Water for the plants, water for the grass, water for the inflatable pool.

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