Home Alone: The Mom Edition

HighFive     My thirteen year old reminded me that tonight she was sleeping over at a friend’s house.  Then I remembered that my son had to work.  I started walking out of the room pretending to cry, “I’ll be all by myself tonight….. Sniff sniff”  But when I was out of sight, “YES!” I high five myself!

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How Mary and Martha’s Story Can Relate To Parenting

5035725_orig     As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem they came to a village where a woman named Martha welcomed them into her home.  Her sister Mary sat on the floor, listening to Jesus as he talked.  But Martha was the jittery type and was worrying over the big dinner she was preparing.  She came to Jesus and said, “Sir, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.” But the Lord said to her, “Martha, dear friend, you are so upset over all these details! There is really only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it—and I won’t take it away from her!” Luke 10:38-42 Living Bible  Continue reading

How A Mom Does (Not) Get Sleep

2726886     We come home from a small group gathering.  My sinuses have been bothering me a lot lately so I head up the stairway for a dark, quiet corner of the house.  It ain’t long before the chocolate lab comes bouncing into the room…..and onto the bed…… flopping himself upon me to garnish some attention…..then the hubby comes dancing into the room, sees the dog, and says, “Who invited you?”  I thought to myself, “The same person who invited you.” Shortly the husband leaves and 14 year old son comes into the room with dog.  He sees the compress on my eyes and runs to get himself and the dog a compress so they can lie on the bed and make fun of me.  They both disappear down the steps and are replaced by the 10 year old daughter who proceeds to ply me with 101 questions……. Finally left alone, I remove the, now cold, compress on my eyes and fall asleep. An hour or so later I hear the dog come bouncing back despite being scolded by the 10 year old daughter. He decided enough is enough. Mom must be awake.