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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Let the children come….

“No” She said it calmly and resolutely. “Come on, sweetheart, all my kids have to go in to go to bed now. I need to take you home.” “No” Again, just as calmly and firmly as before. I had seen her a couple of days earlier, riding her tricycle around followed by her sari-draped grandmother. […]

A Mother to the motherless…

I lost her when I was fifeteen. I would have given anything to get her back, but in God’s plan for my life and hers He saw fit to bring her home when I was young. However, He did not leave me motherless. Instead, in each new season of life he provided multiple mother figures […]

From the Mouths of Babes…

I would have missed it. I would have missed it if I hadn’t silenced the bombardment of to-do’s that came rushing through my brain while I read the ONE (and ONLY one, because I-don’t-have-time-to-take-up-nap-time-reading-books-to-you-for-pete’s-sake) to them. I would have missed it, if I “just didn’t have time” to respond to the curly headed, dimpled ¬†faced […]

Walking in His Footsteps

The role of motherhood often, often, often feels as though one is merely treading water, or running around a hamster wheel, or living in constant state of deja vu. How many times did I sweep that kitchen floor today? You mean you haven’t learned from the twelve other times I disciplined you today, NOT to […]

“God sent you here.”

“God sent you here.” He spoke it before a piece of furniture had been moved in, before we had a chance to get a feel for the neighborhood, before we had spent even one night in the place. Danny had gone to the house to meet the inspector so that we could move in the […]