a tribute to dad

Sunday was a beautiful Father's Day at our house. Jeremiah arose early to attend an early morning church meeting, so the boys and I used that bonus time to get cards ready for him when he returned home. They giggled with delight as they put their best artistic skills to work to show their dad just how very much they love and appreciate him. (sidenote: I've got to go snap a photo of said cards!)

park city

We had a wonderful Memorial day! We are still very much in the moving-in-and-fixing-up process, and everyday I feel like there's so much I need to get done around here in order for us to be settled, so I planned to clean and work the day away. But my husband said no, we need to go do something fun! So we did. As I was out I got thinking about how I have such a tendency to work and work and work and am sometimes too practical with the to-dos that I miss out on fun! And on memory-making. Certainly balance in all things is important. But I had no idea how much I needed a break from house to-dos in general!

mothering is a joy

We are getting ready to head out of town, but I wanted to briefly share about the United Nations CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) conference, documents are being produced that refer to children as “burdens;” with the expressed desire to have the efforts (unpaid care and domestic work) usually performed by mothers “reduced and redistributed” to “national care systems” (the government). Please see the link here. This cannot be! I wish I were able to hug mothers everywhere who struggle, because the truth is, it's hard work! But I cannot think of a greater work that I could be doing. It makes me cringe to hear children referred to as "burdens," and I want to stand up and shout in support of home and family!

i stand for life

On Saturday, January 21st large groups of women wearing pink caps marched in Washington DC and in other cities across the world.  The women held signs saying “equality,” “human rights,” “defend dignity,” “women are people,” and the ever-popular catch phrase: “Here’s to strong women. May we know them.  May we be them. May we raise them.”  Despite these inspiring slogans, since day one, the Women’s March on Washington’s purpose was to advocate for abortion. These aren’t my words, one of the march’s organizers said “If you want to come to the march you are coming with the understanding that you respect a woman’s right to choose.”  The fact of the matter is that this demonstration was a wholly-owned subsidiary of the abortion movement.

remembering grandma

Last week my beautiful Grandma Hunter passed away at age 92. She lived a full life, and now she gets to join my sweet Grandpa. After receiving the news I took a few minutes and thought over all of my memories of her as well as her talents and gifts that have blessed my life. A few years back Jeremiah and I visited my grandparents, and they each shared memories of their life as we looked through an old album. I have a three-and-a-half hour recording of both of them talking and telling memories. It is a treasure. I love to listen to it and hear their wonderful voices and their laughter.