Month: January 2016

An Underachiever?

 Talk about pulling at your heartstrings…my 13 year mildly autistic son asks me today, “Mom what does an underachiever mean?”  Most his age would probably know this; however, he is not most 13 year old boys.  I felt an ache immediately in my heart as I explained to him, “An underachiever is someone who may not do as well as…

The shoes dream…

I heard a beautiful story that I wanted to share with you.  It was a lady being grateful for the career she had for nearly thirty years as a preschool teacher for the special needs children.

She had a little boy in her classroom that had spina bifida (baby’s spinal cord doesn’t close completely during formation of the spine).  He was paralyzed from the waist down and had to wear leg braces on every part of his legs.  It was difficult for him to comfortably take the morning and afternoon naps.  The teacher really wanted to make it easier for him to sleep so she would take off his braces each day.

One day, after she had taken off his braces and shoes, he started screaming, “I want my shoes back on, please put my shoes back on.”   She didn’t want him to become so upset as she rushed to his side and asked, “Sweetie why do you want your shoes back on while you are sleeping?”  This precious little boy replied, “What if I want to dream that I am running?”…

As I heard this story with tears streaming down my face, it reminded me of the many dreams that IIMG_9089[1] have and yes, most of them seem quite impossible, but I reminded by my Heavenly Father that with Him and only Him, all things are possible!

It only takes childlike faith to dream the impossible dream and I picture this little boy dreaming as he is running to Jesus with his dusty filled shoes as he says, “I will be back to play tomorrow”…

A child’s persuasion for the letter “A”

My 7 year old daughter is very much like me.  She loves to tell very long stories and it takes her awhile to get to the point…any Moms understand? As a young girl, I remembering trading all the time with my friends.  We would trade junk and my best trades were clothes.  I have noticed my daughter doing the same thing…

The “awe” of the paintbrush…

Yesterday was another day of rushing out the door to get two kiddos to school on time….But, God had a way to slow me down as I had an “awe” moment of the majesty of his paintbrush.  As I was pulling out the long driveway, I saw off to the left side the most beautiful lavender sky in the sunrise!  I…

About Mary…

I am a Southern Gal through and through and live in the outskirts of Memphis, TN.  I love that I am able to use this gift that has been given from above to encourage other Mom’s and whoever may have an interest in some of my writings.  I absolutely love to use my gift of encouragement to well, encourage others!…

Listening skills…

Love or L.O.V.E.  – Listening Obviously Values Engagement How well do we really take the time to listen to our kiddos when they talk to us or especially when the younger ones want to share a story with us?  Ouch! With social media and addictive technology, listening is almost a thing of the past. We as Moms have to be…

Let the long weekend begin…

For most parents, kids will be out of school on Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Unfortunately, parents who work, like me, still have to work.  These extra holidays may be great for the kids, but not so much for Moms.  This is where I believe having relatives with teenagers or friends with teenagers can really come in handy. …

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