Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Whispers From Heaven

Thanks to Andrea (SHB) for finding this!

Whispers From Heaven

When I left this world without you,
I know it made you blue.
Your tears fell so freely,
I watched; I know this is true.

While you were weeping,
Days after I passed away-
While all was silent within me,
I saw you kneel to pray.

From this wonderful place called Heaven,
Where all my pain is gone,
I send a gentle breeze to whisper,
"My loved ones, please go on."

The peace that I have found here,
Goes far beyond compare,
No rain, no clouds, no suffering-
Just LOVE from everywhere.

You need not be troubled,
Just stay close to God in prayer,
Someday we'll be reunited,
My love, His love surrounds you always,

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Experts or Intuition

When I had my first child I had many disagreements with my elders as to the right way to raise my child. Silly stuff like pacifiers, how to put her to sleep, bath soap, etc. I was busy doing research, reading and talking to other parents to make a decision on what should be done. But these elders always felt like I should listen to them and their expertise, after all they too had raised children.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

My Hat

Is this his first joke?

Randomly throughout the day Connor will emerge from his bedroom holding things on his head; a shoe, a stuffed animal, a car, a boat. He always exclaims, "My hat" and laughs.

Have I told you Lainy Ann's newest joke?

LA: Daddy, I have something in my shoe.
D: What is it?
LA: My foot!

Invariably she repeats the joke. This time the punchline is either my sock or my toes.

What a bunch of comedians!

Friday, October 6, 2006

My Mother-in-Law

We had a fabulous relationship for years before I was married. She was my second mother. I was living in her home and we would spend days together working, volunteering, and having fun. We would talk for hours. She would tell me stories of her childhood and of her children's childhood. I used those stories to guide my own life as I grew up and made decisions. I still think back on those stories as a mother now with my own children.

Monday, October 2, 2006

Connor's Bedtime Routine

Mommy: Its time for bed.
Connor runs and gets in bed.
Connor: Milk, mommy.
M: Silly boy, you don't get milk anymore.
M: No milk for you. You have water.
C: Okay
M: Goodnight. I love you. Go to sleep.
Connor rolls onto his side, closes his eyes and begins to fake snore.

It cracks me up every night!