Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Well done, Barbara

Today I'm mourning the loss of a good friend and mommy mentor, Barbara Curtis.  She was an author, a blogger and a mommy of 12.  She was a tireless encourager, advisor and example.  Lots of us are willing to share the good things that happen, but Barbara shared the good and the bad in the hopes that her transparency would help others.  Being a mother to a big family is not an easy calling, and she didn't sugar-coat it, but she never failed to encourage.  This is one of my very favorite quotes from her book The Mommy Manual...
"Even in my worst moments, I can get a grip if I remember how good it's gonna feel when I stand before him, with the day-to-day tears and triumphs of motherhood far behind me, and hear him say, "Well done, good and faithful mommy."

Monday, October 15, 2012

Brenna turned 8!

I need to get caught up on birthday pictures!  Brenna turned eight all the way back during the summer.  She is such a sweetheart, but she's growing up entirely too fast for me!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

I've missed blogging

I never really intended to take such a long break.  This blog has been my scrapbook and journal for years and I kind of hate that I've missed so many months.  But, life has been busy and time for extras has been in short supply.  As I scanned back over entries from years ago, though, I realized that the time I spend jotting stuff down is well worth it.  So I'm going to attempt to catch up a bit over the next few days and then stay caught up.
First, of course, the biggest news....
"Mom, did you just say what we think you said?"
Yes!  A new little brother or sister!