Should we give up our dreams to have children? Before I had children, I had a lot of dreams. Dreams of traveling, and dreams filled with all sorts of fun. I also had dreams of making a difference in the world. But those dreams usually involved becoming a missionary, or working in an orphanage. I … Continue reading Should We Give Up Our Dreams to Have Children?
Life has ups and downs. It is often beautiful and messy at the same time. Most of the time, I am so very grateful for the life I live. I have a wonderful husband, and nine children. I've been given everything that I could ever need. But sometimes, I feel like something is lacking. I … Continue reading Love the Life You Have
I have been working hard in my garden this year. Determined to reap a good harvest, I've diligently started seeds indoors under grow lights, planted transplants, dug up said transplants due to an early frost, and fertilized. Yesterday, I ran wire over my tomato plants and strung them up with twine as my children made … Continue reading Growing Children
Today, I headed down our big hill to our small branch to splash around a bit and to talk to a couple of my children. We laughed as I held my sweet baby close while water rushed over my feet. We looked at our garden, and ate freshly baked Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread. Overall, my … Continue reading Mamas Bring Happiness into their Homes
Yesterday, we meandered through the hills while walking in a nearby wildlife area. My children laughed as they tromped over logs, looking for the trail markers which guided our path. I felt refreshed, trying to get over a bit of disappointment from earlier in the day. Our "first choice" walking trail had been closed due … Continue reading What a Treasure!
This month has been full of joy for my family since we have welcomed our newest addition. Looking at his sweet little face makes joy come easy! This month, I've pretty much stayed at home, holding and tending to our newborn. It has been a time of reflection, and I've realized how thankful I am … Continue reading Joy at Home
I shall live on in the lives of my children, Whether for good or ill, Long, long after my voice that is speaking Today, is still. I shall speak on through the generations That follow me. Word by word, As I gather my children close about me, My voice shall be heard. On and on … Continue reading I Shall Live On
Hello, ladies! I just wanted to pop in and share that I just posted a new vlog on my mainly neglected YouTube channel. It goes along with one of my latest posts, Each Day is a Gift. I hope everyone is having a lovely day serving their families! https://youtu.be/vBoHYbl_dlg