Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Getting Easier?

Two years ago, Josiah's 10th Birthday, was hard.  It was probably the hardest birthday since the first one.  I sobbed in the arms of friends several times.  This year's birthday came and went with very little pain.  I guess that means I am healing and growing, but it scares me.  I don't want to think that I am forgetting him.  All I have of Josiah are my memories, and I don't want to lose those.  Perhaps I can have the memories without the pain, but the two are so intertwined that it is difficult to imagine.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Twelve Years

Happy 12th heavenly birthday, sweet Josiah.  It seems like yesterday that I held you for the first and only time, and it seems like forever.  Life has changed a lot since then, but my love for you has not. As always, we celebrated with a trip to Macaroni Grill.
I will hold you in my heart, until I can hold you in my arms again.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Blog That Wasn't

OK, I should have known that I would not be a good blogger.  Over the years people have told me that I should keep a journal for various reasons.  I would try, start out all gung ho, and then.... fizzle.  And what is a blog except a journal (you know that the whole universe can read).  So of course I started out strong and then just ran out of steam.  I suppose if I think of something really amazing to say, I'll post it.  Or I won't.  And I'll just be another failed blogger....

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Kids Say the Darndest Things

C:  What's this called?
Me:  Reece's Peanut Butter Cup
C:  Don't ever put it in water.
Thanks, that's good advice

M, when asked if he wanted more of a spicy food:
My tongue says no, but my mouth says yes.

C, while in the car this morning:
When I get to heaven, I'm going to have a real helicopter.  Jesus is gonna make me one.  

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thankful Thursdays

I wasn't feeling ungrateful last week, but my parents' computer wouldn't let me into Blogger for some reason.
Anyway, today I am thankful for the week we got to spend with my parents.  My kids all stayed healthy, and my dad was feeling better than he had in a long time.  He was able to enjoy the time with his grandkids. And they loved spending time with him!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

This is the Forest

This is the forest
that my kids made
using construction paper
on December 23rd
to set on the table 
in celebration on Christmas

These are the cookies
that my kids decorated
with colored frosting and sprinkles
on December 24th
to fill our tummies
in celebration of Christmas

Merry CHRISTmas to all !!