Thursday, June 24, 2010

First Grade

I am taking part in a 15 week series from Mommy's Piggy Tales  This series is a way for us to record the story of out youth. I will be writing a "chapter" every Thursday.

First Grade

I loved first grade. (Besides the fact that I had a bowl type hair cut and HUGE blue framed glasses!)
Ever have that teacher that makes such a difference in your life?
Mrs. Lewis was a kind teacher. Like I have told you before, I was a very quiet girl. Mrs. Lewis always took time each day to come by and put her warm hand on my shoulder. 
I loved that she did not ever make me feel bad for being quiet or not talking in class. 
 Mrs. Lewis was a grade one teacher for about 20 years. I'm sure she was a blessing to many children and most likely does not know how much she meant to so many kids! 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I am taking part in a 15 week series from Mommy's Piggy Tales  This series is a way for us to record the story of out youth. I will be writing a "chapter" every Thursday.

Preschool / Kindergarten Years

It was during these years that my mom and I got our own place to live - a place I would call home for most of my elementary years!

I searched high and low for a photo to share with you of me on my first day of Kindergarten, but my mom has all my pictures from my childhood. I will try to get a bunch of them scanned so I can add some later!

I never did go to preschool but I was in daycare. I remember liking daycare - one home daycare stands out in my mind. I remember being able to watch "Mr. Dress-Up" or "Sesame Street" while the lady made lunch for us. I especially loved her grilled cheese sandwiches!
One of my favorite memories of kindergarten was having my mom drop me off at school. I loved the short little drive or the times we walked together!

I loved going to kindergarten and even though I was the quietest girl in the class, i loved being there!

Do you all have more memories from these years? If I ever think of another memory I'll be sure to add it in! Isn't that the great thing about blogging about your can always add to them!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Enjoy each Moment

As I look at these pictures I am in awe of how much God loves me. I love these girls more than words can say ~ yet I have trouble accepting that Jesus loves me more...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My birth story, Miracle from a Nightmare!

I am taking part in a 15 week series from Mommy's Piggy Tales  This series is a way for us to record the story of out youth. I will be writing a "chapter" every Thursday.

This will be one of the hardest chapter's of "my Story" to write.

At 15 years old my mom was raped.

I can not, nor do I want to imagine what that would be like. Scared and afraid would not even begin to touch the surface of emotions she must have been feeling.

You see, I am a miracle - My mom was actually at an abortion clinic (I have to be careful about what I write because I do not know the exact details-all I really know is that the abortion did not happen and at the age of 16 she gave birth to me).

I was named after my great-aunt who died of an asthma attack just before my birth.
I am proud of my mom! At the age of 16 she went out and got a full time job. She put me into daycare (I was the youngest baby to be accepted) and moved out on her own. It was a life she would have never chosen, yet at that young age she decided to step up and be a mom.

I do not remember much from these years, but I've been told that I was a very happy and content baby. I slept through the night right from the start! This calm nature carried through my toddler years. I would sit on the counter while my grandma would be cooking a meal and I would never try to touch the stove.  One of my favorite activities was sitting and putting oranges in and out of a tin pail. Apparently I could sit for an hour entertaining myself this way.
Apparently (before the age of 2) my mom had just came home with a new package of diapers and was going to put one on me. I said no - and from then on was potty trained.

I enjoy looking though photos from my years as a little girl. I see many smiles and a sense of wonder...

As much as I did not want to write about details of my birth, I did. As uncomfortable a topic as it is, it is still my story.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Dad's Bible - The Father's Plan

Since My dear husband wanted a new bible for his birthday/Father's day I asked him if he would like to review one. He was all for the idea, so here is his review!

Dad’s Bible, The Father’s Plan.  I was asked by my wife to review this book and I’m glad that I did. 
What Robert Wolgemuth did with this Bible was absolutely amazing.  He started out with a regular New Century Version Bible and inserted thoughts and insights within the passages and personalizes it for men and dads. For example he gives a description of each books of the Bible in a way that means something to dads.  Take the book of James for example where he talks about James as “the kind of guy you’d like to meet for breakfast at least once a week”. 
This book is also littered with insights that make select passages personal as it explains what is happening in the Bible and how it can be translated into our (dad’s and men) everyday life. 
Another aspect that I like is the Question and Answer section at the end of the Bible.  The type of questions that are being asked are ones that children or new believes may ask.  For example a questions posed in the book asks “is it wrong to be rich”.  The answer is provided in very plain language with scripture references. 
I have not touched on some of the other offers this Bible has, however I still love this translation and what Robert has given me.  I think that this will become my new Bible for everyday reading.  With fathers day fast approaching I would recommend this Bible as a great gift with a 4 ½ out of 5 rating.  

I was given a free copy of this bible from BookSneeze in order to review it, but no other compensation was given.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Record My Youth!

I am very excited to join some other moms in recording our youth in 15 posts! What a great way to share some of my memories with my little girls down the road!

I am doing this through...
I will be starting on June 10th and posting a memory each Thursday. I will finish on September 16!

I hope you enjoy taking this journey with me!