When you are infertile, and the one thing you want most in the world – but God isn’t giving to you – is a child, the holidays are incredibly difficult. No one seems to want to acknowledge it.
As a parent, I want to give my son a great knowledge of the Bible, of morals and values, of being an honorable man full of integrity. “Things” are not important.
Christmas was…survived. It has been a tough year, 2015. My little family of three is looking forward to ringing in 2016 with our new-as-of-last-year tradition of root beer floats and appetizers, and desperately praying for a better year. We did our traditional four gifts. I’m not going to lie: it was much harder this… Continue reading Christmas is (not) My Favorite
-1- For Christmas we did four gifts for each other: something you want, something you need, something to play with, and something to read. We got Little Man a set of die cast Blue Angel airplanes (his current obsession after seeing them at an air show in Detroit this past fall), a book and DVD… Continue reading Seven Quick Takes: Post-Holidays Decompression Edition
Advent starts today. Even though we aren’t Catholic, we do like to focus on the true meaning of Christmas, and I feel like observing Advent will help us a lot this year. We have the four advent candles (three purple, one pink) plus the white Christ candle (it smells like peppermint – yum!). I went… Continue reading Advent Activities
For Christmas we decided four gifts, like last year: something you want, something you need, something to play with and something to read. Finances are such that Keith and I are foregoing gifts and stockings, but we want Little Man to have a nice Christmas. In theory, and in discussions, this four gift thing is… Continue reading but *I* want…
During Little Man’s last week at Parents’ Day Out, they discussed the story where the angel appears to Mary to tell her she will be Jesus’ mommy. As a craft, they made angels out of Styrofoam cups, gold ribbon, yarn, construction paper and lace doilies. Then the teacher let them draw a face on the cup for… Continue reading The Cynical Angel