Exciting News

Our first grandchild, a girl, was born almost a month ago.  We are thankful to the Lord for her safe delivery.  She is a tiny little thing, weighing in at 5.15 lbs.  Michael and I call her “The Bean”.  Ever since we saw the first ultrasound that has been her name.   Michael is Grandpa and I am Grammie.  I don’t know if those names will stick or if she will choose something of her own.  I’m fine either way.

Sleeping Aribelle

I’m thankful that she is close by!  My daughter-in-law is very sweet and sends me pictures several times a day.  I can’t get enough of that lovely face and I look forward to every visit I have with her.  It has been fun to see my son in the role of “dad”.  He is very gentle and loving with her as I knew he would be.

In other news, I’ve decided to bring this blog back to life as it first started out:  a journal of my life here at home.  When I first started, I was a stay-at-home homeschooling mom.  Now I’m a stay-at-home wife…and now a Grammie!  I’m no longer homeschooling but my days are full, although much quieter.

I hope you’ll join me as I try to be more consistent here.  I do miss writing and I feel like Facebook has really taken away a lot of what I used to do here.  So, Lord willing, I hope to visit here more often!

 

Hello

For the past few days I’ve been coming here to look at this blog and end up staring at a blank page.  No thoughts come into my head!  At one time I was very active on here and I’ve been thinking about why that changed.  Then it came to me:  Facebook.  Once a got a FB account, I spent the majority of my time over there.  I have slowly been weaning myself from there.  I only have it on my laptop; not on my phone or tablet.

Lord willing, I will be here on a more regular basis.  I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve written anything other than a status report or clicked a “like” button instead of responding at all.

 

Dear Stay-at-Home Mom

Here’s a letter of encouragement for all you stay-at-home moms. I’ve been home for 26 years now and I’m so thankful.  I’m thankful for my husband and his job that allows me to stay home. It hasn’t been easy but it has been a blessing.  I’m thankful that I was home to see all the milestones.  I’m thankful, too, that I had the privilege of educating my children at home.

As you go about your day, remember that to be a wife and mother is a high and holy calling from the Lord.  The world doesn’t really appreciate what you do but your work is important.  Living out the gospel is most important thing you can do!  Rest in Him and in His grace.

No pictures for now

I’m having a great time at my sister’s.  The temperature has been in the 100’s so we have spent a lot of time in the pool! 

I won’t be posting any pictures until I get back.  My laptop froze up on me so I won’t be able to upload anything.  I can’t access my e-mail either. 

It’s actually a blessing in disguise.  I would probably be reading and checking up on email when I just need to be relaxing.  I just dread having a full inbox, though!!