Category: Disappointment

The Luckiest Kids Ever

I figured 2 days on the road with the kids would test my hair strength, but it’s actually been really good. I haven’t pulled my hair out (yet).   When we pulled up at SeaWorld the kids faces dropped in shock. The surprise was priceless! They kept asking if it was really it and if Read More …

When I Have No Song

I hear Meg outside whistling. She stops and listens to hear the baby birds. The ones who’s nest rests on the downspout that I didn’t have the heart to knock down. The mama had wove in ribbon from a yard decoration Meg made, and Meg was proud they liked it too.   I hear her Read More …

Facing Discouragement

The last several days Meg’s attempts to be strong and not cry, were unsuccessful. She sat at the table asking me to help take the pounding in her head away. When her complaints began including her eyes hurting I knew it was time to take her in.   The Dr at Children’s thought her pressure Read More …

Calls Will Come

Meg seemed to hold up over the holidays but there were times when she had enough. When she was done, she was done.With 7 kids under 9 running around, I felt the same. The ecstatic chaos quickly drains every adult within hearing distance. Considering it is always a matter of time before someone screams, or cries Read More …

Laying Down The Bad

I held Meg’s hand as she pulled back whining how unfair it is she had to spend such a nice day in the hospital while everyone else got to have fun.   I told her it’s just how things are and we choose to have a good or bad attitude about them…either way, the situation Read More …

Grasping for Beauty

Evan aligned Meg under one of our trees and had her look up into it. The yellow leaves turned to red at the top of the tree. Meg told him God must use sunshine to set it on fire. Her smile quickly fell as she watched the leaves drop around her. She came to me Read More …