Category Archives: Family

A Mother’s Work

“Birthing is a mother’s work.” Something my midwife told me after I had been reading books for months on childbirth while my husband blissfully went to sleep. I complained to her that I seemed to be prepared on this childbirth thing, but my husband might not be as educated as I was.     So […]

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Cry of help

  “MOMMY!”   Jilted in mid sentence, very deep in an e-book, I ran to see what the matter was. “I’m coming!”   “What’s wrong sweetie?”   “I have to pee.”   Ok, I have to admit, the tone of her yell was more like, “I’m having a bad dream”, but nonetheless, I went running. […]

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Recording a Moment

There are those days that give you special moments. Moments that you hope you don’t forget, but wonder if your mind can actually hold onto. That is why One Thousand Gifts struck such a nerve in so many people. The writer, Ann Voskamp presents an idea of recording these everyday moments. She calls them gifts. […]

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Anticipate a Gift

“Try and see a Mother preparing birthday or Christmas delights for her child-the while her Motherheart sings:  “Will she not love that? How she will love this!” and anticipates the rapture of her child, her own heart full of the tenderest joy. Where did the Mother learn all this preparation-joy? From Me-a faint echo this […]

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