May 24 2012

If You Could Go Back...

You often hear people say, If I could do it over again, I would do it so differently.

Maybe it’s about your teenage years, college, marriage, or raising kids.

I don’t know about you, but I want to learn from those lessons now, before I make the mistake. 

So when I saw this thing about what Grandmother’s say they would go back and differently.  I printed it out.  I’m going to post it at my fridge, so maybe some of these lessons you and I won’t have to learn the hard way.

Specifically about raising a family…

I would stop and read to and with them a lot more often and would enjoy simple times, like tending a garden, rather than resenting the request as an intrusion in the list of things I needed to get done.

I would have more humor in my home. Humor is like flour in a recipe and it brings it all together.

I would share the love of the Lord and not just the rules of good behavior. I think I often confused compliance with understanding.

I'd be patient and make pleasant memories with my children so they wouldn't remember all the times I was in a hurry, or mad, or unhappy and discontent. Instead they'd remember a mom who was patient, kind, and loving with them.

During the teen years I was dealing with disrespect or being ignored, and I allowed that to stifle me. I wish I had gone into their rooms then at bedtime and told them how much I loved them, asked how I could pray, and hugged them.

“Run and play with your kids. Be a child again. Your dirty house will be there tomorrow, but the children will soon be gone."

What would you go back and do differently?



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May 23 2012

Virginity harder than training for Olympics

You’ve probably seen the commercials, they always make me cry, and I love it!  The Olympics are coming this summer!

Love this time of the year.  It’s not necessarily for the sports and competition, but the stories of the athletes and what they’ve overcome and sacrificed to get to this ultimate level of athleticism.  It’s inspiring to watch them compete while I sit on my couch eating ice cream. 

The latest story I saw was from one of the best hurdelers in the world.  She’s really cute, 29 years old, and very bold about the fact that she’s a virgin.  

Her name is Lolo Jones, and she’s my new favorite.

To the person that interviewed her this was radical.  

A 29 year old virgin?! Her response was blatenly honest: 

“It's just something, a gift I want to give to my husband, But please understand: This journey has been hard. It's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college.


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