Saturday, May 31, 2014

She Has A Losing Point...

Kristen over at We Are That Family has always inspired me. She is fresh and real. She tells you when things gets messy, and she speaks of the hope and growth that comes from it. She also started a non profit helping tragically pregnant teens in Africa, which now has two homes operating. Mercy House is such a wonderful God given dream.

Today she wrote of WHY we shouldn't always award kids for just being alive. Seriously.
I have been saying it for years, but she has a fresh and honest reason, involving her youngest child. And it is a beautiful example of the truth of why losing is okay too.

Check it out.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Last Day 9th Grade , New Heights

My youngest is now officially a sopphmore.
Wow. I am not going to lament about my baby growing up or any of that. I am simply not the type. I understand that for others, and I pat their back and understand, I do. It just isn't where I live. I have children, I expect them to grow up and become amazing adults. They were designed to do so. I am happy to see the growth and potential. Yes, there is heart ache and hopes that are not fulfilled, but that is okay too. This is real life, messy and fun and a whole lot of unknowns.

Why would we want it to be different?

Here is a photo of the first day of 9th grade.
Here is the last day...
The part that always gets me is the GROWTH. Same book case, same standing spot, love it.

Sunday, May 4, 2014