Tuesday, May 25, 2010

don't quit!

This has been a challenging year for both of my boys. Specifically sports from football to baseball have thrown numerous hurdles our way :) Zach and I were talking the other night about difficulties we face in life; and I shared with him something that I am learning. Things will rarely be fair and oftentimes, life will not go your way; but the people who become really great will somehow pull themselves up out of the crap and move forward! Do not ever ever quit. With God's grace plow ahead and do not give up. I heard a great man say that what determines a man's greatness is what it takes to discourage him. Everyone faces difficulty; but the ones who rise to the top are those who purpose to never quit.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Today, on Mothers Day, I want to list some things I really appreciate about my mom.

Mom has always been a huge supporter of my Dad and his dreams.
Although she is a school teacher, all she REALLY wanted to be was a mother, and we benefitted greatly from that!
Mom sacrificed and stayed at home with us when we were in school. For that I will be eternally grateful.
She is so dang organized that I was shocked to find out for myself how difficult motherhood actually is.
She loves to sing!! I am so glad that she finally has a huge choir to sing with.
She is a natural teacher and a very good one.
After giving birth to me, she weighed less than she did before she was pregnant. She wore her tiny clothes home from the hospital--so unfair! I most certainly did not take after her in that respect!
She has dimples, wavy hair, dark eyebrows and everyone in her family has blue eyes.
When I was growing up, I would wash the dishes and she would rinse them. She always washed the last big pot for me :)
I never ever hear her complain.
She loves to tap dance! And she loves the beach.
She and Dad aspired to raise up leaders and trained us that way.
She always did what she thought was right even if it was difficult to do.
She played with us when we were growing up and let us build tents and stores all over her living room.
I have watched her, an only child, after losing both of her parents at an early age, depend on God to fill that gap.
She can eat a serious amount of movie popcorn!
She is beautiful inside and out.
She has never thought that she deserves anything, but she deserves the world!
I love you, MOM!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


The boys have been playing in the creek this weekend!
Yesterday they found 2 snakes, a turtle and a frog!
I love it when they get that outside time! Yea spring!