Introducing… “Minnie Mouse”!! She was so cute.
This is our Cubbies group. ADORABLE!
And some of our “Puggles” (2 and 3 year old group)…
Check out those shoes!! When Maddie got to our car and saw David, she gave him a big old hug! So sweet!
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When I went in to the post office today, a woman was at the desk and her back was turned to me. After a couple seconds, she turned around and said “hi” to me. I said “hi” back. And then she said, “I read your blog.” She looked familiar to me, but I didn’t really know her. She introduced herself (Hi, Susan!!) and mentioned that she has two sons, too. I do remember her boys. Her oldest is a couple years younger than Tyler. He is also attending the Engineering College at Fayetteville, where Kale went.
I don’t know if that ever happens to you… it’s only happened to me a couple times, but it’s a strange feeling when someone tells you they read your blog. I honestly don’t sit and think, “hmm, who’s going to read this post?” when I type. (Maybe I should???) Mostly I write so my kids will know how much I LOVE them and want them to know me… not just as their mom, but as a person. Sometimes I write because I have something on my heart and sometimes I have absolutely nothing to say. Usually I write to a blog world that I really never put a face too… except for my friends and family who probably feel they have to read it because they love me. Ha!
I love that the blog world lets us connect with people from all kinds of places, who have very different lives, but also very similar lives. I read this post by Lauren (who is only in her mid-20s) and thought how similar our memories of the holidays are even though we grew up under very different circumstances at a very different time. I love reading about young mothers and seeing them newly experience things that are, to me, tender memories that I hold very dear and wish I could time-travel back to on occasion. Through blogging, I’ve also been given the opportunity to pray for people I don’t know in real life who have real life hurts, fears, and desires (Stellan, Elizabeth, Dawn, several people who want nothing more than a child to love – to name a few). You get truly invested in the lives of people you pray for.
I’m also appreciative of the real life people God has put in my life that have been an encouragement to me. My sweet and dear friend, Karen, who also had two sons several years before David and I became parents. Her and her husband were the BEST parents and we often watched in curiosity – wondering what our lives were going to be like by watching them with their boys. The Lord has been good to them and they are blessed with godly young sons and beautiful daughters-in-law and even more beautiful grandbabies. (We’re being prepared for that stage to come in our lives.)
We live in a great big SMALL world. Blogging has made it even bigger and much smaller all at the same time.
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What is your reaction when someone says to you, “I read your blog.”??