Good Times with Great Friends

We all (Zach’s baseball team and family) got together for a pizza party and trophy handout and afterwards a kickball game. It was great fun! It has been raining nonstop for about a week, so it was a mud bog. A few minor injuries but lots of fun was had by all. I made vanilla cupcakes from scratch that they must have liked because there are only a couple left. And it was wonderful to get together and play without the pressure of a game (which they kept score of the kickball game anyway lol). And we all enjoyed it very much, having been together all season. Loved it. Baseball is underrated and fun with friends is too. Get together with someone, have them over, put the phones down and play, talk, whatever. It is invaluable experience. Makes all of life better. Church is the same thing for the same reasons but adds the dimension of spirit, so important. ❤

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In a Homesick Funk Lately

Not sure why, but lately feeling homesick. I want to be around family and my aunts and cousins and home town and sister and nephews and neices. I miss everyone. I miss my good friends. I miss everyone. I was okay being far away for a while because I had a lot of healing and learning to do. Now, I miss them. I am healed and have learned and want to go home. There is the problem, this is my home now. My husband does not want to even visit my hometown and in fairness, I had never given an indication before of needing to. So, I know we will all be together in heaven and probably not before at the rate this world is moving towards Jesus’ return, but just know family and home church and friends that I love you and wish I could be with you! God bless you all! ❤

Happy Mother’s Day

A lot of women get really psyched up about Mother’s Day. At the risk of becoming very unpopular, I am not one. Every day I am a mother, every day I am proud of my babies, every day I honor my mom. It is another day. Many argue with that. I think if you save up all your honor and respect for one day, you are doing it wrong. And likewise, every day fathers should be honored and respected. Case in point: the Barbie cartoon series is no longer allowed in this house because they have the man coming across as majorly effeminate and the kids is smarter than them all. It is a complete reversal of Biblical values and kids are being brainwashed into thinking this is fact. So it is banned and so is every other show that pushes the same agenda. Watch what your kids are watching. Anyway, happy mother’s day to you who celebrate it and may your joy be complete every day at the site of your children and evidence of their love for God. Be blessed every day!❤

Following Greatness & Child Heroes

When a child has a moral hero, that child will try to emulate that hero and have morals. If that child is given no moral hero, he will fasten onto an immoral hero and emulate that one. So it is important to put your kid’s tech down with its immoral heroes (like the killers in video games) and give your kids moral heroes in yourself or Bible (why Sunday School is so valuable) to emulate. Doing this produces better, moral children who can then grow into better, moral adults. Also, you are obeying God’s command to parents and thus storing up eternal rewards for yourselves (every act of obedience does this). So provide and talk about good moral heroes for your kids to emulate. David, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, Joseph, Esther, etc. of the Old Testament and Jesus (Superhero), Paul, John, etc. of the New Testament are examples. Superman of old was very moral and good to emulate (the new version is kind of a pansy so search out the old one where superheroes stood up for truth and morals). Another oldie but goodie moral-strong is the Lone Ranger and Tonto against robbers and murderers. I noticed a trend of new argumentative, pansy “heroes” nowadays who are about worthless, and I blame the enemy who is trying to destroy our kids so removes hope from them. We as parents need to see through these schemes and provide the moral heroes our kids need to model and develop morally into adults. They need this from us and we are told to provide this. We need to fight for and take back our kids. We are their parents, their strongest and sometimes only advocates. ❤

The Gift of a Day With my Daughter

I know it seems like I am always with my kids, and I pretty much am. But today was special. My son was at his dad’s and my husband was working at church so Kathleen and I had a special day together. So after cleaning together (yes, we had to do real life first), we went swimming, drew together, watched a movie together, colored and chatted. I dismissed the phone and all tech and we hung out. Nothing extraordinary but what a precious treasure! She is a remarkable girl and it was a treasure to have a girls’ day. And I loved it. And I will make a day happen with me and my son soon because what a great way to show love to my children than just hang out for a day. So precious. And how cool it is that God, our Heavenly Father, longs for that time with us too. Such an extraordinary thought. We are so very blessed!❤

Great Opening Game

Went to Tiger Town Stadium, now called Publix Merchant Stadium, and watched the opening game of the minor league Flying Tigers. Although they lost 4-2, it was an exciting game. My son’s team is the Flying Tigers young league (sponsored by them) so they walked the field and stayed out for the national anthem before the game. So great!! And after the game they had fireworks! So, what a wonderful outing. Please support your local baseball teams because it is good, clean fun and so worth getting away from the tech for the duration. My kids were as excited as I was and my daughter had her picture taken with the mascots AND was on the big screen for a few minutes in the audience cams. Such a great family date. Baseball games are great to attend. ❤