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God Filled Parenting; God Filled Listening

Today’s reading is 2 Chronicles 1-5.

Solomon made an incredible choice in 2 Chronicles 1:7-10. When given the chance to have any blessing in the world, instead of opting for wealth, power, or fame, he asked for wisdom and knowledge to govern God’s people. 154 more words


the wisdom of children 5

It was my mum’s 60th birthday over the Easter weekend, and we had a wonderful time with the glorious weather, lots of food, and a surprise visit from my brother and his girlfriend who made a last minute decision to come up from Manchester and attempt to give Mum a heart attack by leaping out unexpectedly as she arrived at our house on Easter Sunday. 180 more words


Choosing To Know

When I was fifteen I realized I had a great deal of power over my parents. They were dealing with their own unhappiness, but no one else knew it at the time, so all they wanted from me was peace and simplicity. 250 more words


I'd Catch A Grenade For Ya

Having a child with an Autism Spectrum disorder is like having a permanent dance partner who is always the one leading. He turns left, you turn left. 508 more words

Do You Mind?

17-13 April 2014

Dear Max,

Enzo: “Duncan’s been very nice to all of us since we’ve been home.”

Me: “I guess he missed us.”

Duncan was sitting with both front paws tucked under his chest and his handsome head held up, looking around. 356 more words


Letter to Lily at 15 months

Dear Lily

I love you. You are the most amazing person I have ever known. I never knew it was possible to love this much until there was you. 394 more words


"Picky Eater"

“Picky eater.”  This is how Emma has described herself and gave me permission to quote.  Food and eating in relationship to my daughter are topics I have (in the last year and a half) avoided on this blog  for a variety of reasons, but the biggest being, because I spent twenty-two years of my life in the throes of an eating disorder documented ‘ 900 more words