Yes, I have had some slow blogging times…and yes I promise to be better I feel like I have missed so much. And yet, I was out living life with my family.
No regrets!Today I felt like Kelly's Korner was speaking to me as a mom of 2 teen girls I feel like my perspective is a bit different than those who are still younger stages with their children.
Let me introduce you to my “babies”
That is Emily on the left, I can’t imagine our lives with out her. She has always been the quiet one. She loves the Lord, has great grades, a group of sweet friends, is going to serve as her school’s cheer co-captain for her Senior year of high school 2012-2013.
Of course everyone recognizes Stitch. That me (Lynn) next to him in pink and finally that’s our Sarah Jane on the right. You would have to look pretty far to find a 15 year old as sweet as that girl. Yet, she is a hot mess. Into everything. Loves everything and everyone she meets. School is 85% social for her and yet she still slides by with her great personality.
These girls couldn’t have different personalities and yet they are both great kids. I praise the Lord daily for making me their Mom, and the older they get the more fun we have together. When they were toddlers, I thought it would never get better. During the elementary school years I was a taxi driver (the key here is stay quiet and listen), I filled my suburban with kids and we went everywhere. As preteens, it was the same thing. Quiet mouth and open ears. I could tell you who liked who and who was broken up. Which were the first to kiss a boy, be allowed to “date” information that has become priceless the older they have gotten. I not only know the kids and families, I know their character and values. I have been able to guide my children based on the topics that I “overhear” these days via text messages on their phones. They just toss it to me when I ask. I keep things quiet and minister to the girls hearts. not just my own but whoever shows up at my door.
I am full of advice and ideas, if you have any questions….I will be around!