Category My Daughter

Sweet Sleeping Little One

Sweet sleeping little one Is the day already done? Though some of the minutes seemed rather long, The hours really and truly sped along Now here I am, watching you sleep Until out of your room I will creep Quietly, downstairs, to sit and wonder Did I act wisely, or make a blunder? For your […]

Adventures of the State Speech Competition

I have to beam and boast a little because I’m his mommy.  I watched, listened, and helped him practice his passage for months, saw him win first prize in the regional fine arts competition, and just witnessed his efforts this morning in the state event.  Third place for our dear boy!  I could tell he […]

Just Wondering…

I had one of those terrifying mommy moments last week when I felt sure I was alone in my plight.  I knew almost for sure that I was far behind in a particular area of child-raising and that no one could possibly understand my frustration and bewilderment.  All of this mental torment started when I […]

A Few Thoughts on Handling the Unexpected…

This morning was the first day all week that Little A and I didn’t have an errand to run or something specific on the schedule.  I told her about our lack of plans last night, and she immediately asked with a big, excited grin if we could go to a local indoor bouncy play area. […]

A New Chapter?

I sent an e-mail tonight.  Why would that warrant a new blog post, you wonder?  I sent the e-mail to a local music instructor, expressing our interest in getting L. and A. into violin lessons! L. has been taking piano lessons through school for a year, but has also been asking about learning the violin […]

Well Said, Little A.!

I want to write this down somewhere before I forget.  I also want to share this as encouragement that the good things our kids hear from us, really do sink in and can resurface at unexpected moments! After bringing L. to the door of school, A. and I sat and “played” in the car as […]

A Gentle Answer

As is usually the case, the verses V. read to us tonight as a family were very fitting for the week I’ve been having: “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.  The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.”  These wise words come […]