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Friday Felicities 8/15/08 August 15, 2008

Filed under: Happiness,motherhood — acleanheart @ 3:11 pm

  • A week of showing Jesus to children
  • God’s guidance and comfort
  • Remembering my Mom
  • Matthew going from a crawl to a seated position
  • Matthew trying to pull himself to standing
  • Samuel learning Geography from his cousin (he can pick out several African Countries and most continents)
  • Samuel telling me about Jesus
  • Being asked to teach a homeschool co-op class
  • Lunch with my family and my sister’s family
  • Snuggly kitty cats
  • Watching Shawn Johnson at the Olympics, there is just something about her that makes me feel proud!
  • Making a new friend

Purging and Mourning August 12, 2008

Filed under: decluttering,Mourning — acleanheart @ 6:23 pm
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I am working on getting our house purged of things we don’t need or use. There are many. Kevin and I both tend to be hoarders. While it’s not so bad now, I don’t want to live like that. SO I am cleaning out now.

Right now I am working on my scrapbook materials. You know, the ones I rarely use since I went digital. I am trying to part with the majority of them and only keep the essential stuff. Problem is, I have this addiction to background papers. Which means I have LOTS of them. Not too sure I can part with them. Not sure why. Silly, huh? I have many many things that I have decided to EBAY. Most of them still in the package never used. Yeah, I went through a period of time after my mom died that I thought the key to feeling better was going to be found in accumulating stuff.

Speaking of my mom dying, on Friday it will be 2 years since her death. Some days it seems like yesterday. Not a single day has gone by in those 2 years when I haven’t thought about her. When I haven’t vividly recalled finding her lying there, her heart having given up and her life cut short at only 53. I am not depressed, I am sad and I am mourning…still. I miss her. Terribly. Some days I want to pick up the phone and call her and I can’t. She never met Matthew. Sammy knew her until he was 10 months old. Now he knows her as a photograph and as a name on a grave at the cemetery, where he likes to run in the open field. She would like that. Seeing him run and dance and be happy. I find comfort in the fact that she is with Jesus in Heaven, no more pain or sorrow for her. Jesus has carried me through the tough times and I cannot imagine losing someone without Him to carry me.

I miss you Mom and I love you…


Friday Felicities 8/1/08 August 1, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — acleanheart @ 6:29 am

  • Spending the day with my silly 14 year old nephew yesterday
  • Spending the day with his crazy 10 year old sister today
  • Sammy getting his hair cut – He looks sooo cute (will post pics later)
  • Homemade Lasagna with Homemade sauce – Mmmmmm
  • Making soft pretzels with R
  • I get to meet Dana tomorrow!
  • Reading and sipping Iced Coffee
  • We got a new cat – he claimed us – abandoned and clawless (yes I tried to find his owner)
  • Trying to decide what car to buy – I enjoy the research part, Kevin handles the negotiating
  • I’m getting the car for my birthday!  How cool is that?  My hubby is buying me a car for my birthday!
  • My birthday is 8-31