I actually left the kids to do school on their own and went to a friends to vent.
I came home the kids had done the dishes, laundry was about done and their chores were done!
Gotta love that. I am blessed.
Then this came in the mail. It's from my grandma.
I had recently talked to her. She and I share a love for gardens. I told her that hydrangeas were one of my favorite flowers. We really can't grow them here. In here card she wrote of finding this card at the thrift store and thought of me, and some other nice things. It really topped off my day.
It's the little things...an upside down stamp means "I Love You". (at least in our family)
honestly, i don't feel old enough to have two teenagers.
but as i type i can't help but think of how our life is with teens.
take this little conversation from yesterday:
the kids were discussing the fair..."i don't want to throw up on the rides.", "i don't want to be on any rides with teenagers kissing.", "don't know what i am going to wear." and "what if i sweat." then proceeds on demonstrating many armpit moves.
the one who was worried about getting sick, didn't. it was the other one.
and golly when we caught up with the kids two teens were very much attached (i will leave it at that).
our daughter drove to the fair and upon getting out son says "my pits are dripping."
mothering teens and toddlers are much alike.
you NEVER know what they are going to do/say next.
they grow and mature at such a fast pace.
some days you are all they need and know everything.
they are learning to be responsible (though the responsibility thing is much greater with teens.)
they look through the world through different eyes.
they want to do things for themselves (can be a con)
the having to let go and let them fall and get up on their own while you watch.
the drama (sometimes)
the seeing your bad behavior/habits in them (that one is really evident as teens)
the mess (but that goes with being a kid)
some days hubby and i are pulling out our hair, but most days we are laughing at (with) them or looking at each other with "what in the world?" looks.
I remember asking my MIL when do they "get it". to which she quickly replied, "when they move out."
having teens also means i have no photos new to post only ones they took of themselves.
sure they may take forever in the bathroom grooming themselves, our nostrils are blown away with too much body spray and they have swapped out diapers for zit creams i do love having teenagers.
one more funny quote from son:
while hearing a very deep voiced singer...
"he must have a very big johnny apple...seed hahaha"
he forgot what an adams apple was called.
A couple of Sundays ago we came home from church to find this on our door step.
I called a friend whom I suspected to thank her.
She denied it all.
Anyway, I used it once and made the best cookies and cream ice cream.
Then it broke...which is still a mystery.
Anywhoo, the company Rival is sending me a new one!
Thank you helpful service lady.
If you have any favorite ice cream machine recipes (the ones that use no salt), send them my way!
Billy Graham in quotes you say? I will read almost anything by/about Billy Graham or his wife. To have him in quotes is very handy. The book is formatted in a very organized fashion. These quotes are nicely put under categories for easy reference. You could look up a number of topics to read what Mr. Graham thought. Gleaning from his knowledge of the Bible, his life experience and heart for people was inspiring, convicting and good reminders.
This was a book I would read a bit here and there, letting his words sink in. It is a perfect coffee table book or bedside table for quick reference. The cover is handsomely done as well.
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