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Family, From the Heart, Looking Back

How My Dad Taught Me To Be A Good Mom

I’ve been blessed to have so many strong women in my life that have stepped into motherly roles after my mom passed away. I am incredibly blessed by another woman whom my children call “Abuela” (grandma). She came into our lives when I was just going into those wonderfully awkward teen years. But before then, for nearly 6 years, it was dad and us. In those six years, he help mold and shape me into who I am today. He has taught me to be the mom I am today.  Dad’s you matter! Continue Reading

Family, From the Heart, Looking Back

I Saw Her Today

When we take the time to see the magic in the ordinary moments, we are given the gift of truly seeing our children for who they are.

We were on our way home from a big Christmas celebration. You know the kind. Cold, windy, and long lines but the kids love it, with trolley rides, horse drawn carriages, lighted parade, and fireworks. I mean come on, who wouldn’t love that?!

After a few stops and a quick supper, we decided it was getting late. We dropped into Target for a bathroom break and a few items. I could be in and out in 10 minutes. Did I mention I was heading in there with my 5-year-old? Continue Reading

From the Heart, Looking Back

I Still Miss You

I still miss you from time to time. I think about what could’ve and would’ve been. You were only in my life for such a short time but I loved you more then you know. More than I knew. I didn’t know it was possible to love someone you’ve never met.  Not until we lost you. Continue Reading

Looking Back

Spring Snow

Waking up on the second of May to 10 inches of snow is not normal! No, not even in northern Iowa. We had a weekend of such nice weather, it got up to 80 degrees one day! Then we wake the next day to this. I’ll admit I was not very happy, and from people at work to all the Facebook posts, I think it’s safe to say that neither was anyone else.  

With the exception of my sweet HoneyGirl. As we sat looking out at the snow she was all smiles. “mommy, God made the snow right?” Yes he did. “and he made it soooo sparkly!” “it’s berry pwetty right mommy!”

Now what am I to say to that other then “your right it is very pretty”. It seems to me that a child tends to find the beauty in just about anything. They can remind us of things, and help us see things in a whole different way.

This spring snow will soon melt. Bringing nice  weather, and flowers. Maybe we can go outside and build one last snowman and enjoy God’s beautiful sparkly snow 🙂