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May 22

May 22, 2017

For Moms of Graduating Seniors — hold tight and let go

  Last week, I wrote an email to a cherished friend whose first born is about to graduation from high school.  I have found myself sharing these types of words often in the last couple of years (many of the MOPS Moms I mentored now have graduation seniors)…. You have no idea how many times I have thought of you over the past school year as you have posted photos of your senior.  There have been so many times that…

Posted in A Mother's Paycheck, Biblical LIfe Coach, Christian Speaker, Faith, Family, Mothering, Recognize and Remember, Recognize and Remember, Uncategorized

Sep 15

September 15, 2011

Every Mom has experienced this Woman in the Grocery Store

Our new MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) Ministry year started yesterday which means I started my 10th year as a MOPS Mentor.   Yesterday, as MOPS started again, I was reminded again of wonderful experience that being a Mom is and how I have now become… That Woman in the Grocery Store   As a Mom you’ve experienced that woman in the grocery store,  You know, that one that tells you to treasure every moment of your child’s life because it goes…

Posted in MOPS Mentor, Mothering, Remember

Aug 18

August 18, 2009

For Moms sending Children to Kindergarten or College

This was first posted on August 22, 2008 and has one of my most popular blog post last year.  Hearts at Home blog published it this year.  Please note, that I have updated our family information to make it current with what is happening in our family. For Moms who are sending Children to Kindergarten or College These next couple of days, millions of Moms will be sending their children off to Kindergarten and/or college. Twenty years ago I sent my first daughter…

Posted in A Mother's Paycheck, Faith, Family, MOPS Mentor, Mothering, Trusting God

Jul 14

July 14, 2009

She reached for my hand

    Several weeks ago in church, my middle daughter (the one who just graduated from college and will be married in September) reached over and held my hand.  It was a very pleasant surprise.  At first, I thought she was wanting me to get her something (like a pen or a mint from my purse) – but no, she just wanted to sit in church and hold hands with her Mom. I remember when she was about 5 years old and I…

Posted in A Mother's Paycheck, Daughters, MOPS Mentor, Mothering

Mar 26

March 26, 2009

Today's MOPS Devotions ~ A Mother's Treasures

Today at MOPS, our Moms had a “Trash to Treasures” swap.  There were baby clothes and toys in all shapes and sizes.   Although, I did not have any little ones to grab things for – it was fun for me to pick out a few items for some new babies (I picked out the sweetest pink Easter dress for a new baby girl, Zoe  born in January 🙂 ).  It was unbelievable how much stuff there was (the left overs…

Posted in MOPS Mentor, Mothering, Recognize and Remember

Dec 9

December 9, 2008

My Daughter's Tree

As I mentioned in a post last week – my oldest daughter took her Christmas ornaments to decorated her own tree this year.  Yesterday, Bill and I went to see her tree (and take her out to eat).  Her tree is beautiful and full of wonderful reminders of her childhood days (since her ornaments are the only ones on the tree – her roommate does not have any ornaments).  I sat on her comfy love seat and enjoyed remembering each ornament…

Posted in Daughters, Family, MOPS Mentor, Mothering, Remember

Dec 1

December 1, 2008

Reflections from a quiet home ….

The house is quiet now – one daughter drove back to her city apartment, one daughter was dropped off at college and the youngest is with her youth group friends.  Bill and I just arrived home after a rainy 2 hour drive to the picturesque college our middle daughter attends; finally alone in the car after days of conversations and activities with our daughters, our friends and theirs.  It has been a good Thanksgiving week ~ we are very blessed. The…

Posted in Daughters, Family, Home, Memories, MOPS Mentor, Mothering, Remember