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Pass the Patience Please


Do any of you have a child that really tests your patience and who you are as a person?  You know the kind I am referring to.  Loud, rambunctious, needy, emotional, dramatic; these are just a few of their adorable qualities, I'm sure of which comes from the father's side of the family.  Both of my children are as unique as they are alike.  And each of them know how to push my buttons...

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Pitching The Plan


Well, summer is in full swing and our messy house is proof of that.  I am trying not to count the days, as I know it will be over all too soon and our scheduled lives will commence.  My youngest will start kindergarten next month and I will be a mess (at least the first couple of days).  In my nine years of parenting, I've always had a little one at home with me, so August will be bittersweet.  Because I know I can never go back to those earlier days when life was messier,...

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The Story of My Life

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I was born on August 17, 1983.  My conception took everyone by surprise, as my mother did not have all of the necessary organs to carry a child.  Medically, it was a miracle.  Upon my arrival, my mother was rushed into emergency surgery due to the umbilical cord wrapping itself around my body.  Born under extreme circumstances, it's no doubt God had bigger plans. I grew up in church, rarely missing a service.  My parents were actively involved, so I spent a lot of time "growing up" there.  Having siblings who are 9 and 11 years...

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Lay Down the Lemons

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Some days, life can feel like a crazy trust exercise.  You know, where you fall backwards in hopes that someone will catch you?  Somehow that is supposed to strengthen the relationship or group of participants involved.  As a mother, some days I do the falling while other days, I'm the catcher.  Either way, there is a whole lot of sweating going on.  Maybe it's more mental than physical.  But never the less, it requires energy and patience that I don't always have. The past couple months in my life have really required me to examine myself...

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