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!