What can be done when the “Christmas Spirit” is broken? When even the simplest of holiday gatherings brings such stress that my husband cannot function as he should? How do I hold this family together for the rest of the holiday season?
Ezra turns TWO today!!!! The date on the calendar is just mere confirmation of what the last week has obviously shown me…drastic changes are happening in this little life! Almost overnight it’s as though he knows that hitting this milestone means he must now act his age. I won’t call it terrible…but it’s definitely trying! … [Read more…]
On Saturday, our last day with family in Illinois, we took a trip downtown Chicago. We went with plans and intentions to visit certain places but, thanks to it being a holiday weekend and the opening day of college football, the venue was packed and things just didn’t work out. So we walked around the … [Read more…]
Our little family is taking a little end-of-summer, recovering-from-the-Army’s-summer-demands vacation. We have a lot of amazing things planned and hopefully will all return a bit refreshed! But, it’s been a bumpy start. I’ve been having a rough time of it with my last two doses of allergy shots (administered last Friday and this monday). Lots … [Read more…]
It is of the small joys and little pleasures that the greatest of our days are built. Mary Anne Radmacher January and February have been very full months for our family. Full of ordinary days and ordinary moments. They have been fun and relaxing, but busy as well. Ordinary, busy, relaxing, and beautiful… My husband … [Read more…]
Last night we got to drive up to Springfield, Ohio to see one of my best friends, Maggie, graduate from high school…one of “those friends” who I met via the internet. This was our first time meeting “IRL” (in real life), after knowing each other for two long years in an online FRIENDSHIP!
I have to just tell the world how thankful I am for my mom and how much she has done for me. Countless emails, phonecalls, and IM conversations discussing everything from diapers to playyards to epidurals. She’s been just a WEALTH of information! Going with me to the stores to register for baby items, helping … [Read more…]
WIVES OF FAITH 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS BLOG CARNIVAL DAY 12. 1. The first thing I don’t take for granted this year is God’s amazing love…I know it may sound a bit trite, but God is showing me every day how much He loves me and cares for me, even when I don’t feel worthy. … [Read more…]
I share this painful dialogue because I believe that understanding my “history with Christmas” is essential for my readers to truly understand what Christmas means to me.
I’m thankful for him… Russ and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We took a very short trip down to visit his family in North Carolina. We spent Thanksgiving Day with “the family” doing the normal Thanksgiving activities like eating yummy food, exchanging a few gifts (because we won’t be there at Christmastime), watching football, and … [Read more…]