Sunday, April 29, 2012


Amazing. Uplifting. Passionate. Spiritual. Words cannot fully describe the experience. Family first, update to come.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

be still

Be still. and listen. Too many odd happenings since his grandfather passed late Monday night HI time/predawn hours of Tuesday morning CA time. I've been inclined to look up homeless issues-where I got my start-and realized I hit my ten year college graduation from the social work program at the end of next month. I gave a silent prayer this morning after dropping off the boys that we had a roof over our heads and are dry and warm. At a MOMS Club play date this morning, the issue of homelessness came up. I was listening to the Dave Ramsey program on the radio on the way home, and heard a story similar to someone I knew who lived here locally-and they mentioned too many facts, including that they had previously lived in my area, which made me realized-it could very well be one and the same. They spoke of trailers and financial issues, having children, it struck me. By themselves it would not seem like anything more than just coincidences. Yet, I feel like I'm trying to piece together a puzzle. Its a bit disconcerting. I have to be still. Listen. The answers will come, or maybe all this will make sense.

Saturday, April 7, 2012


It is what you make of it. The good, with the ugly, or the not so fun. However you see it, life is messy. I've been in the trenches of raising my children the past few weeks-actually what I've been doing is recovering from having a severe ear infection, taking care of sick children, and then recovering from a more severe ear infection. Those were no joke weekends-full of urgent care visits and prescription medications. I thank my husband for having medical coverage-the $200 spent on Dr. bills would have been much higher, so I count my blessings.

I am on the mend-taking it slow and steady to regain my energy and focus. We spent the past week of Spring Break, well, being on break. It has been delightful. I don't want the kids back in school. I want to stay home, enjoy the sunshine, enjoy the family time-its just different than it is when there is school, a college class for Robert, activities. It will slow down, and gain speed if that makes sense. Church activities are on pause until after school is out for the summer; mom-and-me activities are in full swing until summer.

Living each day to the fullest, snapping pictures on the camera and phone, uploading random ones to FB and messaging my brother and Robert some charming ones of the kids and life. I want to share pictures of our adventures, showcase my silly, sweet boys, and my darling girl. They make my heart full, and I count my blessings daily that I'm their mom. I may not know what I'm doing, but as I tell them, I'm doing the best I can. I will post the pics when I can, hopefully now there won't be much illness going around since everyone "knock on wood" seems to be on the mend. Have a wonderful Easter and Passover friends, we will be here.