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First and foremost, I am a child of God! I am also the wife of a superhero who has loved and supported me since I was a child. I am a mother of three wonderful children who have taught me how to live, love and throw mini temper-tantrums and hissy-fits (especially now that they are older)! AND [very exciting] I'm an author! My book, A Little Yellow Star, is a Christian Children's book about seeing God in all things. There is more information at the bottom of my blog - Hope you'll check it out, and if you do, I hope you LOVE it!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oh Baloney!

I believe in God! I believe that He speaks to us and gives us signs to listen to, follow, be guided by and encouraged with, every day. I believe that He nudges us in the right direction when we are at a crossroads in life and don’t know which way to turn. I believe He gives us a swift kick in the pants when we disobey like children and, by the same token, I believe He rewards us when we’re good. I believe that He watches us from above like a super-natural being but I also think that he stands next to us, holds our hands, hugs us and loves us like a Father that is ever present in our everyday lives.
That being said…
I woke up the other day to make my husband his lunch and send him on his way. He’s been in the mood for baloney (I know…gross!), so that’s what I’ve been making him – two baloney sandwiches on whole wheat bread with olive oil mayo and American cheese (the whole wheat and mayo is my way of getting something healthy in him). Well, the other day, as I take that gross, red, plastic strip off of his baloney slice and throw it aside on the counter, for future disposal, I notice the little kiss that God just gave me…

…and I just have to smile! Thank you, Lord, for loving us enough to send small, silly little tokens of affection. Little tokens that say “I love you,” even if it does come from a gross little plastic baloney thing…does that thing even have a proper name?!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Playing in the Sand

If you could open up your childhood closet and try on all of your hats again, would you? Would you wear your ballerina hat just a little bit longer? How about your Train Conductor Hat? Maybe your Firefighter hat or your Bride hat is still in the closet somewhere? Maybe we could march around the living room together wearing our crowns and grasping our shields preparing to defeat the mighty china closet that looms over the village and then ride off into the sunset on the arm of the couch!

I’ve been a little stressed out lately! I’ve just recently started taking over the bills, I’m trying to come up with a way to make some extra money for my family and I’m dealing with a lot of “extended family” issues. Our baseball schedule is driving me crazy and I have a teenage daughter (‘nuff said). I’m tired, I’m overweight, I want to go shopping and I want to eat a lot of fried food and drink a large martini at a restaurant that cleans up my mess for a change!
Then I saw something…
…We were at a baseball game the other day and I was watching my best friend’s four-year-old son playing in the sand. It was the most precious thing! He was zooming around in his own little construction zone with all of his vehicles. He was making truck noises and using his imagination so idyllically and no one could permeate his perfect little world that he’d made in the sand, just for himself.
Then, of course, I got to thinking; why don’t adults act this way more often? Sure, we as adults can drink our stress away and sometimes spend a pretty penny to massage our stress into a short-lived oblivion but why can’t it be as simple as children make it seem? Why can’t we just pull out a few matchbox cars, take our shoes and socks off, sit in the dirt and play? Without a care in the world; without regrets and without a care or a thought of what tomorrow will bring. Just, simply, playing!
This is my goal; if not for the rest of my life, then just for today. I’m going to take my shoes off and play in the sand…will you join me?

Monday, October 10, 2011

I Love You To The Moon And Back

I love you to the Moon and back,
And all the stars between.
I love you through the Milky Way,
What a beautiful scene.

I love you to the Moon and back,
And all the planets big and round.
I love you in the depths of space,
I love you without a sound.

I love you to the Moon and back,
And all the comets that fall.
I love you through the atmosphere,
Oh, we seem so small.

I love you to the Moon and back,
Now it’s time to go to bed.
I’ll wake you in the morning light,
Now lay your sleepy head.