I almost cried in the library last Thursday. My seven-year-old son agreed with a happy willing spirit to try wearing the name tag on yarn around his neck at story time. He doesn’t like the feeling of the yarn on his neck. Frankly, he doesn’t like to wear anything around his neck. For three years he has not worn a name tag around his neck. In the beginning it caused great grief, tears, and anguish. Then we just found other ways to wear the name tag and our kind children’s librarian was ok with that. Continue reading
I will never forget what Elisabeth Elliot said when I had the privilege of hearing her speak in person. I didn’t know that as a young adult fresh out of college I didn’t really need those words as much then as I would fifteen or more years down the road of life.
Mrs. Elliot shared her story. She relayed how her husband and some other men who were missionaries to a dangerous tribe of Auca Indians were brutally murdered. Of course the next day she woke up in grief and shock. If I remember correctly, she said her daughter was two. Mrs. Elliot wondered what she and the other now-single women with young children would do.
I can’t even imagine.
Of course the audience hushed as they listened, including me. Then she shared what I’ll never forget. Continue reading
My superhero friend Shelley sent this guest post. She’s awesome, so make sure you pay attention!
|Recipe for a Perfect To-Do Loaf
by Shelley MolitorIngredients:One heaping Tablespoon of VISION
2 cups of MISSION
1 cup of PRIORITIES
2 teaspoons of GOALS
7 cups of TASKS, divided
One pinch each of HOPE, GOOD ATTITUDE, ACCOUNTABILITY, FUN, and RESTMethod: Continue reading
“I have a present for you,” I said as I slid the wrapped item across the counter. Just a slight moment of hesitation, and then understanding washed over her features. A smile spread across her face. She knew what a special moment this was for me. She oh-so-carefully unwrapped the package, and I could hardly contain myself. I think the others at the counter wondered what was going on. Continue reading
Well, this is a FIRST for Many Hats Mommy! Remember Bobbi Sheahan, author, from a few weeks ago? She recommended her friend Bobbie for a Wendesday’s Woman spotlight. I confess I’m not much of a pageant girl, but I love her adoption focus, and I also thought it could be a lot of fun. So, here in her own words is Bobbie Padgett.
Hi my name is Bobbie Padgett. I live in Topeka, Kansas and was crowned Mrs. Kansas 2012 on Labor Day 2011. I am excited to be representing the fine married women from the great state ofKansas. I married my high school sweetheart and the love of my life, Barry, over 17 years ago and we have five amazing children; Sylvia (16), Catherine (15), Thomas (13), Anna (11) and Alexander (15 months). Our youngest is adopted. Continue reading
Bobbi’s book is waiting in my stash from Future Horizons for review, and then we found each other quite “accidentally” on Twitter! So glad! Get ready for some smiles as you enjoy her sense of humor, and be warned you may need a tissue at the end. And now, here is Bobbi in her own words…
My name is Bobbi Sheahan, and I’m so honored that Jenny has asked me to be Wednesday’s Woman. I never had My Very Own Day before!
I found today’s Wednesday’s Woman on Twitter, and she’s about to take off on an amazing adventure around the world! And now, here is Mikki in her own words…
My name is Mikki Rogers and I love to dabble in lots of things such as cooking, reading, decorating and singing. But there is nothing I love better than being a mom. I am a proud mother of 4 beautiful children and an even prouder grandma of 3, almost 4, gorgeous grandchildren. I feel blessed in my life to have been able to stay home all the years I had my kids home to raise and nurture them. Continue reading
Ah, Wednesday’s Woman has returned! Thank you for your patience during the break. Today I am happy to bring you a fellow lover-of-words, Trisha Priebe. And now, here is Trisha in her own words…
Wait Gain Continue reading
I am honored to have my Twitter buddy @OMum22 as our guest for the Growing up with Autism series today. Also known as Deanne, she’s been a great encouragement to me. Join in her celebration today…
When Jenny asked me if I would like to write something about the achievements one or both of my boys had made lately, I jumped at the chance. Then I realized that unless she wanted me to write something the length of War and Peace, I’d have to do some winnowing! Both Oliver and Owen have been making such huge strides lately that I agonized for a while over what to write about – so many good stories, so many things that make me both smile and feel so proud.
I decided to focus on Owen because Oliver’s gains are easy to see, while Owen’s are more subtle but in many ways, much more profound. Please indulge me for a moment as I tell you a little about Owen. Continue reading
When I opened the electronic file for this month’s Gabby Mom product review from Eternal Encouragement Magazine, I saw it was a bunch of ebooks on marriage, two back issues of the magazine, and some audio. “No sweat,” I thought. “I’ll get this knocked out quickly. Shouldn’t be too much to read.” With that, I closed the email and went on to the next item in my inbox.
You know what? I was wrong! Lorrie Flem, the publisher of the magazine, stuffed a whole marriage workshop into those ebooks and audio files–over 350 written pages and over two hours of listening! Whew! What a workout! Continue reading