Accomplishment

Earlier this month our son Ellison graduated from The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina.  Those were four challenging years - for him, going through it and for my husband and me, watching from a distance! With each cadet that I met over the years, I was fascinated to learn that most seemed called…

Small Gestures…Large Deposits

What does your child, or each of them, need today?  Ideas may come to mind, based on recent conversation or observation.  But God knows. And He wants to use us as His vessels.Your child may be asleep in the crib, at daycare or with the sitter while you work, at school, sitting next to you…

Personal Trainer

"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22.6) If our children play a musical instrument, act, take dance or voice lessons, we tell them to practice. If they're on a gymnastics, basketball, tennis or soccer team, we encourage them to…

Being a Mom

 Being a mom is not about glamour.  It's not about attention being given to us.  It's not about outward recognition. Being a mom is about humility:  We will not have all the answers; we will always be on a learning curve; and we will make mistakes.Being a mom is about selflessness:  We will put our…

PRAISE

The other day I was at the movie theater in the bathroom waiting in line.  Down at the end a mom had just situated her 3 children around the stroller. All 3 girls were under 6 years old.  The youngest was about 2½.  With the stroller facing the stall, the mom went in alone.  Once she…