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Friday, July 26, 2013

art museum and exhaustion

Daddy is home today and off early yesterday. We were able to just spend time together. I wish I could figure out how to get pics off my iphone onto here. Someday I will figure it out. It won't even let me upload from Facebook...arggg....
A trip to the art museum.  Free ice cream scoops melting.  Leisurely walks by the River with cool breezes.   Watching the Littles at Karate, taking in the smoothness of their movements, the increased confidence in a Ninja boy as his increased lankiness defends his core.  Such a delight.  Such a a sadness with our little family of 4 now.  Tears coming as I watch that sweet video of our missing heart.  So thankful for these two left to us. Thank you Lord.
The garden has been good and not good.  Now the corn must boil on the cob and the steak grilled just right.....resting after being so easily exhausted.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

summer changes

This summer is going way to fast!  We miss our dear boy every single day, but our days do go on.  It just is. We have school starting on August 12th for Ninja and August 26th for Damsel.  Oh how I wish I were planning school for Braveheart!!
After much prayer and consideration and an already solid adoration for Classical Conversations, we are going to home school both of the kids full time.  Saying this, one must know that it is harder for me lately with all we've been through, however, Damsel did a great job last year. We were in Essentials and did the Foundations work at home.  She took math at Ninja's school. Our day was choppy with all the driving, so I am looking forward to that being done. Also, my Ninja is very hard to home school. It's just true. They all have different personalities right?  That being said, after much progress with his two subjects at home, I believe we can do this. God will help us and we are keeping much of our 'busy-ness' to a minimum while we adjust to a new way of doing things for him.

Now, with such a busy summer, I am wishing for some quiet days at home while I get some planning done. I am also trying to adjust my lifestyle and diet. After losing 40 pounds last year with the help of juicing, then gaining most of it back and then feeling so sick....catching things (due to stress, I know) and the chonic issues I have with my bad knee and feet, chronic tiredness, and many other symptoms, then finding out my daughter has Thyroiditis....I know I need to find out what is going on and fix it. So, we are all making changes and I am reading some great books to add to my arsenal of changes.
My first plan is to prepare for and follow through with an elimination diet. Something I am doing is making me sick and me and my dtr have some kind of inflammation issues.  I will not just watch her and wait until she might need pills.
More on that later. Pray for me. Miss you always Braveheart!!!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

caddy for a cure

Caddy for a Cure came to the Classic.  There were 5 of us moms whom have lost a beloved child.  All boys so far from this particular group.  On the last hole we carried the putter with all the kid's name of it and their ribbon with it's coordinating color.  Two mamas were interviewed and we were all in the news.  Precious honor for the boys.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Well, I can't count...

Ok, now it has been 6 did I miss count that?  It already feels like forever, why was I so mistaken?  It doesn't matter because it doesn't change the fact that I still can't get my hands on my sweet second born child.  I wish I could better express here some of the many thoughts that fly in and out of my brain when it comes to my sweet boy.  My companion through thick and thin.
I am thankful for all the clues God left in His book to help us to know about Heaven, so until I get to visit him there one day, I will just smile when I think of his joy there.
Love you my son.


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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.