Showing posts from May, 2017

Five on Friday (May 26, 2017)

Can anything every separate us from Christ's love? 
Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity or are persecuted or hungry or destitute or in danger or threatened with death?  (As the Scriptures say, "for your sake we are killed every day, we are being slaughtered like sheep.")  No, despite all these things overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us.  And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love.  No power in the sky above or in the earth below; 
indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us 
from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. -Roman 8:35-39

1. As I mentioned Wednesday, the 2016-2017 school year is officially behind us. May was a marathon and June looks much the same, but without homework or early mornings.

2. I heard through the grapevine that my eldest child wrote and delivered his first love letter this week. One of these days he'll learn there is never anythi…

Goodbye, 7th and 4th grade

The kids completed grades 7 and 4 this week and have officially moved on to bigger and better things. Seventh grade was tough but not as bad as 6th grade (my guess is this will be on repeat over the several years). Fourth grade was good for Rory in many ways. The organization of 4th grade fed into her need for independence and she conquered it. Well, as much as you can expect a 4th grader to conquer independence regarding schoolwork. Her teacher was one of my favorites of all the teachers the kids have experienced and I'm sorry to lose her as we move into middle school with Rory. The choir teacher (also Camden's home room teacher and Rory's piano teacher) is moving away, and both of my kids are so sad. As in, they both climbed into the car and said they'll never be in choir again (said with tears from Camden). It's hard to say goodbye to great teachers!
Mostly I'm sorry to say that I now have 2 middle schoolers. 
Both kiddos have faced challenge on the social …

Five on Friday (May 19, 2017)

Rejoice in our confident hope, be patient in trouble and keep on praying. Romans 12:12
We have several someones close to us going through hard, hard days and I have cried more tears and prayed more prayers in the last month than maybe ever before in my life. All around us people fail, face unimaginable hardships, give up. Each week when I sit down to write my Five on Friday post, it seems silly to keep this little list of family happenings. But I look back through the past weeks and months and cannot ignore the blessings in the little moments. How could I not document those things? (I literally walked to the mailbox after writing this paragraph and found a sweet card and coffee gift card waiting for me.)
And then there's the big fat Life as a Lewis 2016 book that arrived in the mail last week, and it did my heart good to watch Camden sit down and read for two solid hours. He smirked and laughed, rolled his eyes and groaned, but it was worth every penny of the $100+ and 361 pages …

Happy Mother's Day 2017


Five on Friday (May 12, 2017)

1. I may have given a serious eye roll on social media when everyone started complaining about how busy the end of the school year is, but then the last 3 weeks happened in which we have had one free night per week. There have been recitals and spring concerts and field trips and middle school meetings. This weekend alone holds a field trip, 4th-grade lock-in, men's breakfast, mother/daughter tea, evening fundraiser, and Mother's Day.

2. This week's trip to Vanderbilt was long. We arrived at 8, left at 5:30. There was a small break in appointments so we visited old college friends who are dealing with a serious cancer diagnosis. While I hate the reason we visited, I'm glad that we were there and hope to spend more time with them in the future. I also skipped over to work and had the joy of handing out surprise bonus checks! Dr. C is feeling good about my progress; I really am feeling better over these past 2 months. Having that extra week off back in March seemed to gi…

Six on Sunday (May 7, 2017)

First of all, MAY??

Second, I didn't have the opportunity to blog Friday but just couldn't let another week go by without checking in so we're going with Six on Sunday.

1. The fuzz on my head continues to grow; I like to call it my 5 o'clock shadow. It's still up in the air as to whether or not it's going to turn into real hair or if it's just crazy, BUT last week I noticed my eyelashes (which have been gone completely for weeks now) are also growing. It's just fuzz, but it's there.

2. My doctor made some changes to some of my medication 2 weeks ago, and I cannot stress how wonderful it has been to take meds twice a day instead of 6. It's not perfect, but so much better. The fact that I need this particular medication is mind-boggling, but I'm just going to focus on the fact that it makes me feel better.

3. Last Friday night Rory competed in our denomination's state competition and won in the Bible memorization category. Tuesday night, b…