Author: Janine (page 2 of 2)

To the Lonely Heart

It may be the “season of love” but for many of us, it is a season of loneliness.  It brings broken dreams to the surface.  As those around us get valentines in their mailboxes, ours may be empty. It may be the emptiness of a lost loved one.  Or the relationship that hasn’t ever manifested.  […]

3 Things I Learned From a Jumping Horse

  This weekend I went with my family to the Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina.  We had a blast.  They had a ton of free stuff for the kids, some great music, and a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.  I think my biggest surprise came when they started the Grand Prix – a show jumping […]

How do You Measure Up?

I realized this week how much I struggle with feeling like I don’t measure up.  Something I’m doing is always wrong.  I got my kids the fried chicken pieces and fries rather than the grilled chicken pieces and fruit at Chick-Fil-A.  I don’t have as many fun craft activities going for my 4-year-old this summer […]

When Your Arms Get Tired

Tired Arms Last night was one of those nights. I’m sure you’ve had them too. The nights where for some reason you are not able to sleep the whole night. For me it involved kids awake at different points of the night, not feeling well myself, and not being able to fall back asleep after […]

Backyard Lessons in Trust

“Mom, Mom, come here!!!” My four-year-old daughter called from the middle of the backyard. To be honest, I didn’t really want to go.  The hill to get to her was super steep (downhill), I was at the top holding a baby who needed to go in for nap time, and I wasn’t wearing the right […]

Waiting on the Main Course

Waiting.  Something I really don’t enjoy.  I want the whole thing now.  As in yesterday.  And if I do have to wait, I want life to be a bit more like a Mexican restaurant where I at least get a bowl of chips and salsa to appease my impatience before the main course arrives. God […]

Looking at Life with Fresh Perspective

As part of her school assignment for today, my four-year-old daughter and I were discussing the concept of “perspective.”  We were reading a book that had pictures of the same section of the street – one looking at the ground and one looking up to the sky. We drew pictures of one of her toys […]

Trust and the Pink Cup

“Mommy, are we going to get my new cup?” my four-year-old daughter yelled from the back seat. “Sweetie, we have talked about this about 20 times now.  We will get your new cup as soon as we have a chance to go to the store. I promise.  I need you to trust that Daddy and […]

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