Thursday, March 19, 2015

One of those Moments

This is one of those moments that made me feel loved today.  What a lovely, thoughtful treat from a student and her mom.  Hope your day finds you feeling equally loved and appreciated. 




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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Easter, Traditions and Advent


Easter is coming!  I love this time of year when everything is coming back to life, even myself as I pull myself out of the winter gloom.  The tulips are beginning to push their way out of the ground and just yesterday I noticed my flowering pear tree is popping.  I just adore those white blooms. 

While I am reveling in the gloriousness of Spring, my thoughts are drawn to Easter and it's message of eternal life.  I am so grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ, and His sacrifice and resurrection that I might live again.  What a great message of love and hope and spring all tied up like a perfect gift. 

 
A few years ago I shared a tradition that we had when our children were younger.  It brought their thoughts to Christ one pretty Easter Egg at a leading up to Easter Sunday.  If you'd like to learn more about how to make your own Easter Egg Advent, you can go to my original post here...

 
 

Amanda’s Books and More


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Friday, March 6, 2015

Don't Forget



Found this little gem stuck to the wall at school today.  It is great to work in a place where there is positive encouragement and love. 
 
What has made you feel loved today?

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

1001 Reasons to Love my Blog




Did you know over the weekend while I was composing posts, I hit the 1,001 blog posts marker.  Now that's a lot of diarrhea of the mouth or keyboard....I kid you not!  A lot has happened in our lives since October 2008 when I started this here little bloggy of mine.  And yet, here I am, the same person I was almost 7 years ago and 1001 posts ago.  I believe my writing has evolved and my style, but I'm still me. 

I'd like to share with you some of my favorite posts from over the years.  Don't worry, I won't be sharing all 1001 of them, you can thank me later. 

Revolving Doors and Footprints
Our Image of Self Worth
Definition of My Worth
Elusive Words
Toaster Babies
Christmas Letters of the Past
Bottles, Bibs and Diplomas
I Pressed Submit
My Epitaph
Marriage
Thirty-Two Steps
and
Thirty-Two Steps Continued

I can't hit a writing home run with every post, 
but these are my standout favorites, 
hands down, no questions asked... 

What have you learned about me or from me over the last 6  1/2 years?


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Monday, March 2, 2015

Dimming Light and Feeling Loved

 
I am sitting here in the dimming light on a Friday night alone in our house.  It is quiet all except the ticking of the big clock upstairs.  My house is noticeably empty, the boys have moved out and KT is in Japan and sweet Ladybug is at her first High school dance and my house is empty and I am so very, very lonely.  It wasn't so long ago that my house burst at the seams with energy and people and vitality and there were moments where I longed for silence.  And now I have it,  yet I find myself longing for those other moments.  The peace and solitude is not all I'd thought it would be...

But after I have written this and curled up with a blanket and Hallmark movies, there is a knock at the door.  TJ has stopped by to check on me...thought I might be lonely.  Isn't it interesting how Heavenly Father knows exactly what we need when we need it.  At this moment, I felt so very, very loved. 

 
When have you felt loved this week?

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