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Five Minute Fridays # Choose

Choose


I listen to a friend speak.  I see her changed face, her steady heart, her confidence, her comfortable in her own skin, her ease… and I smile.  I was hoping this day would come…
I haven't seen her or really talked with her.  And after a noisy dinner with children, demands, dollhouses, jumping, and a toy explosion all over the room…I get to hear the change in her…how her heart chose Him… I knew she had, but I hadn't known the story.  Hearing her tell of her choice, her change, Her love…was such a gift…

Choice is really a word that places the balls of life always in our court…we have the power to choose apples or bananas, soups or sammies, regular or decaf, 3 bedrooms or 4…and so on…we have those surface daily choices…
But we also have those deep in my soul, life change choices…that move the icebergs within and make me finally enter in to Him….

She told me how the day of her choice to follow Him was so unexpected…so not planned…except by God Himself…How she heard His invitatio…

Who Inspires You? Coffee for Your Heart

Today I'm linking up with Coffee for You Heart with Holley Gerth…

The question is Who Inspires You?  http://holleygerth.com/coffee-for-your-heart-love/



I have to say that this question could be answered by me in a  myriad of ways…different people for different seasons and phases…and different people with different gifts….
Of course my parents, my own children, my husband who despite our many differences is one of the few people that unexpectedly believes in me…. 

The people that inspire me are always people that are tapped into God's three strand cord... the three essentials Faith, Hope, & Love…

Today I will say that I am inspired by the women God has placed in my life to walk beside me…
People that are in it for the long haul…not fair weather friends….but friends that are there for the boring, ugly, joy and victories…
I am blessed to say I have a few of those kinds of friends…friend that are those
 "Come What May, we are here to Stay"  friends...

Right now I am w…

Happy Birthday Faith

Sister…You're Why I always wanted Sisters…

Sister its your birthday...
Sister this day is one of my most special days…

Because On this Day…God gave our family You…

He brought a feisty little girl with chocolate curls and eyes colored blue gray green
Freckles splashed across small nose
On this day God placed Faith in our hearts and in our Home…






On this day I received my playmate in everything…

My club house keeper
My paper doll dresser
My Sun soaking partner…all those afternoons at the swim club with orange soda…splashing summer away...
My Slumber Party (nightly) from the time I was four and I still remember that first "sleepless night" of you holding Holly, your doll above your head and whispering to her while I complained that you wouldn't sleep…
Later when we became scared of the White Witch in Narnia peeking out of our closet we pulled that purple quilt over our heads…and dared to look out...
Our slumber parties that went all the way into college…we had separate r…

Five Minute Fridays Small#

I'm linking up with Lisa Jo Baker's Five Minute Fridays…lisajobaker.com

Five Minute Fridays where we are given a Word and asked to type away for five minutes…
The Word is Small

Small…
My life is brimming over with smalls.  I'm not a particular accomplished in anything person, except maybe the small.
I'm a mom who never leaves the post…I'm a stay at home mom and trying the endeavor of homeschooling ( and I am loving it)….but smalls fill up a moms day…small moments filling seconds…filling hourglasses…all our days are filled with small opportunities….mine just happen to be with small people...

I could talk about the small feet that pad down the steps in nightgowns and must be sent back to bed…the one year old feet that i find kneeing me in the back and me with my head tilted barely off of my own bed…
The small letters we color and send to others….Small hands that carry cupcakes to our beloved elderly neighbor…
Small smiles with big voices that sing on repeat over and…

Snow Joy

I wrote this about a month ago in the depths of winter and called it "Snow Joy" but when I saw the writing prompt I thought it fit Five Minute Fridays # Joy ....so sorry if I'm taking you back to winter....

Today I'm linking up with  http://holleygerth.com/coffee-for-your-heart-love/
For Coffee for Your Heart with Holley Gerth...the topic is What Brings You Joy? or How did you Bring Joy to Others This week....

If you leave anywhere on the East Coast you were met with inches and feet of snow last week...
Its been several years ...maybe ten since that last big snow in college shut in dorm rooms and no classes.since snow joy snow balled and hit me....






For the past six years its been a source of  mud, more laundry, runny noses that morph into another winter cold, and weather that keeps us homebound and running a cabin fever...but last week...even the snow made this winter grouch smile.... 

I got some texts and phone calls from others down and out with cabin fever and the…