Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Mud Love 2016

It makes...

no sense for me to wake 3 hours early

feeling

this excited
this anxious
this nervous

except for the fact that it's International Mud Day!

Hair wrapped and ready to go...

Official International Mud Day 2011 Logo


And we've planned for weeks in anticipation of the fun
we hope our kids will experience today...

Mud Painting


Mud Pools

Mud Pies



and last week as we

planned
purchased
prepared

for this day

I realized the reason we get excited about this
is because it gives us adults a chance

(if only for one day)

to return

back to our childhood
back to our origin
back to the dirt

from which we were formed...

How will you celebrate International Mud Day?

Monday, June 27, 2016

Twelve Candles

We've celebrated


and for 12 candles
we'll keep it sweet and simple...

just like our girl!


Happy 12th Birthday


Moriah Denise

Friday, June 17, 2016

Graduation Lesson...Stand Together and Stand Apart

It's that time of year...

awards have been given
yearbooks signed
tassels switched from right to left

while birds sing to remind us of the season

And as I...

listen to them
look up
learn

I want to share with you
I want to tell you
I hope you know

that although we stand together we each...

stand out
stand apart


because we are each uniquely

purposed
gifted
chosen

So my prayer for you as you head into the next phase of your journey is that you...

"Find what you love and do it!"
(remembering that it is okay for you to)

stand together while you also stand apart


Click to read... A Lesson From Paul

How to Win... and Never Lose

I have a picture with

my son...
playing in a basketball game

my daughter...
cheering in the game

my hubby...
recording the game


and perhaps what I love most is that

I was able to capture this moment
with the three of them

showing how we each

operate
function
work together

(and separately)

showing how that although we are

a unit
a team
a unified force

we function independently
each with varying roles

because...

sometimes we're in the game
sometimes we coach the game

and sometimes we stand along side and simply cheer

But life has a way of...

distracting us
pulling us aside
drawing us out of character

(and forcing Game 7)

so we must each remember

who we are
whose we are

and our purpose
in the game

because it is then and only then when we will win...
and never lose