Nov 17th, 2013 Rantings

I am interrupting my regularly scheduled programming to tell you I am weary of this exercise. In fact, I am finished and contemplating deleting every post. I wanted to explore thankfulness. I wanted to see where a journey of gratitude would lead me.  I felt that if I could learn the art of gratitude, I wouldn’t feel so empty. I wouldn’t feel alone. I wouldn’t…

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Listen up

Oct 27th, 2013 Lessons Learned

“Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. 29 Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the Lord, 30 They would have none of my counsel And despised my every rebuke. 31 Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, And be filled to the full with their own fancies….

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Letting Go of a Lifeline

Oct 25th, 2013 Cleft Lip and Palate

When we began this journey, I had no idea special education programs even existed for infants and toddlers. Natalie was referred for early intervention services by her craniofacial team.  She was one week old.  We were exhausted and anxious as we sat in the waiting room filling out forms.  They asked me what school district we were in and then asked my permission to share…

My pity party habit.

Oct 21st, 2013 Lessons Learned

My gut reaction when things don’t go my way is to throw an epic pity party.  That’s right.  I sit and mope and feel sorry for myself.  I wish it came across as being thoughtfully withdrawn and slightly morose, but no.  My pity parties make a sleep deprived two year old cheerful by comparison.  It is awful.  (and embarrassing, in retrospect) So I logged on…

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Sprinkles make everything better

Oct 19th, 2013 Faith, Insecurities

This week was stressful. Everything is out of whack. I mentioned here how I have been on autopilot. Unfortunately, my autopilot isn’t that spectacular. It is very base and only serves my needs and the very smallest needs of my people. I don’t think it is a coincidence that the moment I decide to turn it off is the same moment that everyone crashes into me….