Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Once again a theme in my life. Gee... I love learning this one. :-)

I'm emotionally exhausted so I'm letting someone else speak for me tonight. I hope you don't mind terribly.

Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime,
Therefore, we are saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;
Therefore, we are saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone.
Therefore, we are saved by love.
No virtuous act is quite a virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own;
Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.

-Reinhold Niebuhr

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Being a mom

Being a mom is...

...hearing "what's for breakfast/lunch/dinner" at least three too many times per day (depending on the head count of your family) :-)

...knowing when your 3 year old points to the menu and says she wants a crabby patty she means she wants a hamburger.

...using the word "turd" in the most loving way possible... and letting your 3 year old think you said "turtle" and not turd.

...playing along with dad when he tricks your almost 9 year old boy into thinking if he eats watermelon seeds he will grow a watermelon in his stomach.

...ignoring that your 3 year old mysteriously starts coughing after asking to have a cough drop and being told she doesn't need one.

...internally debating if your 11 month old has had her eyes closed long enough for you to walk away from the crib.

...laughing hysterically when you realize why your daughter was yelling "Hey, that was the zebra" at the TV over and over as your were flipping through and she heard Chris Rock narrating his show "Everybody Hates Chris". (Chris Rock was the voice of Marty the zebra on Madagascar)

...actually liking foam flooring that goes together in puzzle peices and only comes in primary colors.

...admitting that you really do want a mini van.

...deciding its ok every now and then for your kid to have a wipe bath instead of the real thing or have cereal for dinner.

...realizing this is the last "firsts" you will ever experience with a child.

...being able to share the good, the bad, and the funny with just about anyone who feigns interest.

...feeling blessed for all the love and special moments in your life.