Today I’m on my way home from Michigan visiting my new baby… she’s my niece, born April 20th.
My girls oodled over her the entire weekend. So sweet! As always, it was great to spend the weekend at my Mom and Dads, and hang out with my family.
Tomorrow, here at Heart Reflections, we’ll be discussing the great myth – is Christianity all about being a good person. I believe my hubby preached on this topic over the weekend. Check it out. (I will too!)
I’m on the lookout for 3 prayer warriors that can help me this week. Any takers? Thanks!
See you tomorrow!
You’ve shown me life isn’t easy
I’ve seen you work hard to maintain relationships
The world hasn’t always been kind to you
Yet you cared through your own struggles
You seem to minimize yourself to make more of me
Love isn’t easy
You could have given up many times
Still your love remains
You work hard and give much
Your giving knows no end
You live a life centered in Christ
And share it with me
I grew in the knowledge of truth and love
Which continues to this day
Now I carry on your legacy
Thank you for your gift of real love
Now I pass it on
Your love extends to the next generation
Where your love is complete
Mom and Dad!
Before I even show you my pictures, please know that I am extremely embarrassed. However, for the sake of humor and full transparency, I will disclose. Warning… I will have to hurt you if this picture ever shows up anywhere other than my own blog! Got it? Read the rest of this entry
The teenagers in our neighborhood had a hay-day last week. On garbage night they went from house to house tipping over garbage cans… allowing the contents to spew all over. Therefore when the automatic arm of the newly upgraded city trucks came by, not one home was alleviated of the week’s trash. Lovely, eh? Well, needless to say, the cans in the garage STINK. They are disgusting! There are bugs, flies, and all sorts of savages lingering. Not a pretty site. Read the rest of this entry
I don’t think I’ve met a man who held so much pride for his family, his country and his own life as my uncle Ed. Not an arrogant pride. No, a pride that was rooted in humility and love. A pride that hugged you tight with each encounter.
He was a soldier who was sent to Europe as part of the replacement forces for the Battle of the Bulge. I don’t remember him talking much about the experience. However, if you asked him about it (even up to his last days at an age of 89) he would recall his tour in marvelous detail. Read the rest of this entry
Have you ever uttered that dreadful phrase?
I didn’t sign up for this!
I didn’t sign up to be a part of the depression club. I didn’t sign up to be the entertainment committee for two demanding girls. I didn’t sign up to be giving the clueless hubby advise on how to help me cope. I didn’t sign up to live 300 miles away from my loving family who need me, and I them. Read the rest of this entry
Earlier this month my family spent a week in Michigan exploring the beautiful sights in the UP and Mackinac Island. It was such a great experience. The best part was that my parents and my Mom’s Aunt and Uncle (they are like Grandparents to me) were able to come too… aka built in child entertainers. It was fabulous! We rented a home in St Ignace, which is just over the Mackinac Bridge and went sightseeing from there. Living in the Chicago area and my family in the Detroit area is difficult. There are no day trips to Grandma’s or “let’s go show Grandpa your new creation!” However, we are good at spending quality time together when we do see each other. My kids LOVE being with Grandma & Grandpa and their Auntie & Uncle. And I’m pretty sure it goes both ways. Read the rest of this entry