Saturday, April 18, 2015

Write in The Corner Where You Are

This was me, today.

When I think of writing, This is the kind of idyllic spot that comes to mind.

closer view, 
I penned this while sitting where my little green purse is laying on these rocks.

(Even my blog name hopes to bring  up this type of imagery)
Maple trees in Spring time South Carolina.

                                                    Close up of maple leaves in fall.

But realistically, most of my writing happens more often in a place like this

(This is my little writing corner .)

or this

                    (okay, I have to clean it off before I sit to write at my kitchen table)

or this

(We eat at the other end of the table, Sewing, writing, and miscellaneous crafting as well as  homeschool planning and clutter happen at this end)

I want my house to look like this........

                                    (well not exactly like this, but neat and sweet like this)

But this is a more realistic view.

             This was after several hours of play, my two shortshots, and two of my grandbabies.
            Yes, four kids are in this photo, one is not visible, she's sitting on her Aunt Sgirl's lap.

My point is, where ever you are, enjoy your life and make the most of TODAY!

If you can do better, keep striving towards it, but don't allow the distance from where you want to be and where you are to, hold you down.

Serve the Lord with Gladness.....Psalm 100:2

Whatsoever you do, so it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.   Colossians 3;23.

(PS, read that title  to the tune of that song from days gone by "Brighten the corner where you are")

Thursday, February 19, 2015

God Knew

 Exodus 2:25 the last of that verse says "...-God knew"

In this chapter, God knew about the suffering of His children when they were in bondage 
to the Egyptians- you know the years before Moses.

What a blessing that NOTHING surprises Him.


Not that pop quiz.

Not the rain (or ice or snow) when the weatherman predicted the opposite.

Not the early death of a loved one.

Not the surprising medical test results.


He sees you.

He loves you.

He knows.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Happy February!

Many things are on my mind this morning.

New year's resolutions.... ( I had a beautiful post on that at and the site crashed- sadly I forgot to back that one up)

New babies.... 2 grandsons born in the last few weeks.

Grand daughters .... I'm blessed with 3 of those precious ones.

Writing, Pintrest, Facebook, literature, homeschool, co ops , dogs and housework and being a mom and nana......

Valentines day, Bible reading and growing a year older.....

Happy February!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Baby Gifts

Babies are one of God's greatest blessings!

I love to make handmade gifts for showers.

I can not find the baby girl mary jane bootie pattern that I used for years,
but did find a very similar one here.
 same pattern link here

My finished project here

Happy Crocheting.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Books Make A Difference

The most recent parenting book I have read, was when my 8 year old was a newborn.
In my muddled, sleep deprived, adrenaline flowing, happy postpartum state, I should have been confident. I already raised 4 kids who were ages 14 and up when this baby was born.
Yet, at 6 weeks, I felt lost on the path of motherhood.  I was feeding, on demand
 E-V-E-R-Y time the baby fussed. And yet never clued in on why the baby fussed because  my take from all the breastfeeding books, was feed/comfort/nurse that baby every time they fuss.
My husband, the father of all our children didn’t understand why I had lost my                     way in mothering. The Pediatrician, who knew me from my other kids, 
dismissed my  concerns. knew I needed help. Two things happened here. 
First, wonderful women, trained as lactation consultants, entered my life.(If you are breastfeeding and having issues related to your baby and breastfeeding,   Please, please, please,  please find a lactation  consultant in your area  and  give  them  a call).
AND I read yet another book Baby-Wise.
Baby Wise, (Love it or hate it, please save that discussion for another post) figuratively hit  me upside the head  with the realization, I had to bring MY brain to this job of mothering.  All the other baby books I had read, were specifically on breastfeeding, and     encouraged  feeding on demand. To me that meant every time the baby fussed, whip out the breast to comfort, feed and care for that baby.
Baby Wise allowed me to bring my brain to the  equation and think about why the baby might be fussing.
In my life, the power of the written word influenced me greatly –     to the point of loosing my direction in mothering, and then in finding it again.