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I’ve Been Praying

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in A CHERISHED FAMILY, Blog, Giggles and Grace | 0 comments

My kids get super excited when we have any snow in the forecast. Okay, let me be honest. I get just as excited as them. Living a little north of Atlanta, we don’t see much of the white stuff. So when we do get snow, it’s a big deal. We rush out to the store to buy all the essentials – bread, milk, coffee, creamer, chocolate, and toilet paper. A few weeks back, we did get a nice dusting of snow. Just enough to look beautiful, but not enough to make a snowman. We were still excited nonetheless. As we checked both the window and the weather channel for signs of snow, I was reminded of a story from when Grace was four years old. As I drove to pre-school one January morning, Grace piped up from the backseat...

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Learning to Lose

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in A CHERISHED FAMILY, Blog, Giggles and Grace | 0 comments

I pulled my van up next to the curb and one little bedraggled, second grader drug her book bag and long-ago-cast-off jacket into the car. “Hey sweet girl! How was your day?” Every afternoon begins the same. I ask the same three questions: -Did anything exciting happen today? -Did anything frustrating happen today? -Did anything funny happen today? But on this day, I didn’t get past question one. Excited brown eyes found mine in the rearview mirror. “Mama! Something very exciting happened today. I got nine laps on my pacer! I did it, Mama! I did it!” If you aren’t the parent of a young one, you may not be familiar with the PACER test in P.E. But it is an aerobic activity test where the kids run laps for an allotted amount of time. They are challenged to...

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Speechless

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in A CHERISHED FAMILY, Blog, Giggles and Grace | 0 comments

The weather was perfect—just crisp enough for a light jacket, but enough sun to feel warmth on my face. I called my then four-year-old daughter, Grace, to see if she wanted to play outside. When she came running, I opened the garage and pulled out a lawn chair. Grace went to the back of the garage where all the riding toys were stored to locate her princess bicycle with training wheels and streamers on the handle bars. She pulled it out to the driveway and went back for a bike helmet. She plopped it on her head and went to sit on the bicycle, all the while working to buckle the strap under her chin. I walked to where she sat and leaned down to help straighten the twisted straps. As I leaned over, Grace had full view down...

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Risk Taker

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in A CHERISHED FAMILY, Blog, Giggles and Grace | 0 comments

Today’s Giggle and Grace story comes from a sweet lady at my church named Ann. Ann is a grandmother. Before coming to church one Wednesday night, Ann took her two grandsons, Tyler and Andrew, to eat at McDonald’s. Ann and the boys got their food and sat down to eat, when Andrew noticed a little girl standing with her family waiting to get their order. Andrew grinned at her from ear to ear, and she returned the smile. When the family got their food, they chose a seat across the restaurant. Ann noticed that Andrew continued making eye contact and smiling at the little girl. Finally, she asked him, “Do you know that little girl?” Andrew nodded his head with a grin. “Yep. She’s in my class! Her name is Abby.” About that time, Andrew looked across the restaurant...

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Just Following Orders

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in A CHERISHED FAMILY, Blog, Giggles and Grace | 0 comments

Have you ever read the popular children’s series Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish? In the books, Amelia constantly finds herself in some strange predicaments as a result of her not understanding certain figures of speech. She takes everything literally. For instance, when her employer asked her to prune the hedges, she took actual prunes and stuck them all over the branches of the bushes. As a parent, I often feel like I live with Amelia Bedelia. We must be careful what we say. Your comment of, “Aunt Gail was tickled pink,” will be followed by lots of confusion. “I didn’t see anyone tickle Aunt Gail. Why do you think she looks pink?” When my daughter Grace was three, we were eating dinner at a local restaurant. She asked if she could have ice cream for dessert. My husband and...

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Rules on Rocks

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in A CHERISHED FAMILY, Blog, Giggles and Grace | 0 comments

When my daughter Grace was in kindergarten, I picked her up from school one day and asked how her day had been. It was picture day, so I asked if lots of girls wore pretty dresses. Grace took a deep breath and said, “Well, some of them did. Adrianna had a pretty dress with squares and lines, and she wore cowgirl boots. And her hair went like this way and this way (she gestured to her head) and it was brushed so smooth you wouldn’t believe it.” I gave the appropriate oohs and ahhs, when Grace said, “Mama, on Sunday at church they talked about Moses and God and how God wrote rules on rocks. And one of those rules was not to be thinking about what somebody else has and be wanting it. But, Mama!! That is sooooooo...

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