All tagged reality

Becoming A Mommy

You know how some people are just born with the gift of nurturing and loving little kids?

I remember that trait in my first, real, best friend, Amy. Even at five or six years old, she seemed to gravitate towards the babies in the church nursery every Sunday.

But me? I didn’t like the nursery. It always smelled weird. Like a musty combination of dirty diapers, saltine crackers and juice. And the babies and toddlers? They were okay. But most of them smelled too. And they were usually sticky, smelly, or crying. No thank you.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Poison That Destroys It AND A Powerful Antidote)

“The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are theoretically my favorite weeks of the year.

I replay images in my head of Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas,” evenings strolling in the crunchy snow with steaming hot chocolates and my handsome man, candlelit churches filled with the off-key joy-filled voices of precious rosy-cheeked children, the mouth-watering goodness of peppermint mochas and powdered sugar snowball cookies…

Aww… I love all the things.”  

A Dream & Reality Collision

“I paid $20 to go volunteer in Caleb’s classroom today.  I sit with a glue stick and construction paper and wonder how this happened to my life.”  - Thoughts after paying a babysitter for a couple hours in my son’s Kindergarten classroom.