Monday, November 30, 2009


We all make choices in life. With every choice we make our lives can take a different path. I still believe that it only takes one person to make a difference. That our actions and words can impact those around us. With every choice I make I think of how will it effect those I love the most. I think of the choice of my children, I often hear myself speaking pearls of wisdom that I wish someone had told me! I wonder if I will push them to much.
K-1 struggles at time in school and has to work a little harder then K-2. I always tell him you can be as smart as you want to be. Knowledge is there for anyone willing to work hard enough to obtain it! That the things worth having in life are the things worth working for. No life lesson was ever learned the easy way. It is through the trials that we are refined and made stronger. I wonder how this all sounds to a 8 1/2 year old.
While I am hoping that any of it or all of it will stick with him. He is a smart, funny, courageous boy. He captivated me the moment he came into the world. But, I always feel like I am pushing him. I know this will turn out one of two ways. Either he will resent me for it, or he will love me for it. I sure hope that he loves me for it. I just cannot stand back and settle for anything but his best. I am willing to work hard for with him.
I know someday I will look back on all of this and think I was crazy, all the sleepless nights worrying about them and they are not even in Jr. High!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Time is ticking away!

Time keeps on ticking, ticking away. Soon my life will add a fifth child and a girl at that. My girlfriend had a baby shower for me. It was the sweetest shower I have ever been to. She invited about 20 people, had a great lunch and instead of the normal games she had everyone pick a bead the say something about me and a attribute for Karly. Out of the beads two bracelets were made and she wrote down each word in a book that she made. Sarah is very clever like that. Thank you Sarah for being so thoughtful and such a sweet friend!
I cannot believe it is almost Thanksgiving, this year has flown by me. I am excited to see what the future holds for my family. Looking back over the boys lives, I think of the things that have happened I am thankful that my mind remembers them all so well. They grow up so fast as I look my almost 9 year old in the eyes now and how he is a carbon copy of his dad! My 7 year old, I would love to spend just one day inside his head to see where he comes up with this stuff. My almost 6 year old he is one person at home and another at school I would have never thought it! Mr. Popular! My 4 year old who could still your heart with just one glance!
Now there will be Karly in a few short weeks. I wonder who she will look like, who she will act like and what she will think of her life!