Relax!

   I am learning how to relax when things aren’t going well!   I was in the check out line at the grocery store, and the clerk seemed impatient and upset with large loads of groceries.  He preferred small loads.  I thought, “He’s going to be here for his 8 hour shift–what does it really matter…

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Busting Your Burble

     Such a loopy time!  I drive to pick up my preschooler at the wrong time; I ask my husband what we are making for dinner when he has just told me; I walk to the car with no keys, no diaper bag, no car seat.  My brain is walking around in circles, as…

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My Favorite Movies

   I am in search of great movies!  Being home-bound as much as I am–who wants to stay out long with a delicate  newborn?–good movies are a pleasant reprieve.  But I am running out!  If anyone has great ideas, please let me know!   My favorites of all time are:-Enchanted April-Dan in Real Life-Cool Hand Luke-Run…

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An Aged Mother

   The benefits of age–of being middle aged–are taking me by surprise!   For the first time, after five other babies, I am experiencing the overwhelming wonder and awe of how tiny my baby is!     For the first time I am amazed at how vulnerable my baby is!    For the first time, I…

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Sebastian’s Baptism!

   I was so struck yesterday how very Lutheran/Calvinistic infant baptism is.  There is NOTHING an infant does to cooperate with or earn salvation; there are no “works” at all.  Infant baptism shouts “God’s grace alone is what saves us!”     Sebastian’s baptism was the happiest event I’ve participated in, in a long time….

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Sleep!

     Sleep is such a precious commodity!  Sebastian used to wake at midnight, 3 AM, 4AM, 5 AM, 6 AM, and the get up for the day at 7 AM.      But now he is skipping the midnight feeding, and sleeping until 3 or 4 AM.  Then again at 5 AM, and then…

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Impressionable

Oh how impressionable children are!My girls saw Frozen a few too many times this summer, and were constantly singing the songs around the house.  it was unnerving to everyone who was not actually singing. So as we have begun school, I have introduced music–just vocals.  We choose one song, pick out the tune on the piano,…

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