Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Staying Home

As many of you may know, recently President Barack Obama made the following statement:

"Sometimes, someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. And that’s not a choice we want Americans to make."
How sad.  How sad that he feels that way.  How sad for anyone to feel that way.

My response is that maybe there are more moms out there who wish they could stay home with the kids instead of staying in the workplace.  I have certainly met my share.

It makes me grateful for my decision to stay home with my kids and most especially, that I had the freedom to make that choice!  I am grateful for Husband's employment that sufficiently meets our needs.  I am grateful that we consciously make the choice to live within our means over and over again!  I am grateful that Husband supports me in my decision to stay home,  How blessed I am!


Movies on Main: free snow cones, free popcorn, free movie

The mosquito won. 

 Cosmic Kids Yoga - YouTube (look it up!)

 Edible paint fun!

Seriously!  I just love them!  

Monday, November 3, 2014

When I Grow Up

When we moved to Rowlett, I had the opportunity to become visiting teaching companions with an amazing woman.  She has since become a very good friend.  From the very beginning, I told Husband, "When I grow up, I want to be just like Adrienne."  I still think that from time to time.

This morning she called me, "Have you heard about the music class for kids?"

"Yes, but Tony works Monday mornings and we only have the one car so I hadn't really planned on going."

"Can I pick you guys up?"

See what I mean?  That's the kind of friend I want to be!

She's always willing to tote me and the kids around as we go visit teach or join the play group or go to music class.  She tries her darnedest to be a fantastic visiting teacher who is truly concerned for her sisters.  She texts after a big storm to make sure all is well.  She is continually thinking about others and reminding me of the attributes of Christ that I want to develop!

Thank you, Adrienne, for your wonderful example of love and discipleship!