Five Minute Friday Visit

My parents visit with my Aunt, Uncle and cousins blessed me this week. My Mom’s older sister celebrated her birthday this week. (A birthday she shares with my Grandpa, who is now up in heaven. Many years ago she was His birthday present .) My parents visited with her to celebrate her birthday. My kiddos and I crashed the party by phone to wish her a happy birthday. It touched my heart, that she seemed genuinely pleased to talk to my children and me. Her love of people is one of the many reasons that I love my Aunt so much. I also talked to my cousin who as we joked around, we figured that we haven’t actually spoken on the phone in about 10 years, if not more. Of course we are friends on social media, but the only thing better than talking on the phone with my Aunt and cousin would have been to be there in person. I am thankful that my parents enjoyed their visit with my Aunt and Uncle, and I am happy that I got to have conversations with my Aunt and Cousin that I would not have had if it weren’t for my parent’s visit.


Linking up one last time over at Kate’s place for Five Minute Friday ( . Next week we will be at our very own new site especially designed for Five Minute Friday ( ). Each week, we gather to write on the topic of the week for jut five minutes. 



Five Minute Friday Truth

When I read that tonight’s Five Minute Friday prompt word was truth, the below Psalm specifically the second verse of Psalm 15 came to mind. Do I speak the truth from a sincere heart? I am afraid I often let my thoughts run away from me, without passing them through the filter, of “Is this true?” The problem with that is that if my thoughts are not being made obedient to Christ, than it is much easier to speak words that are not true, and base my actions on my feelings instead of the truth. I think that this is the reason that it is important to ask God to help me focus on His truth. I need to let His word be a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. (Psalm 119:105) I want to do a better job of keeping my focus on “whatever is whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8


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These are my thoughts on the Five Minute Friday prompt word truth. Each we gather to pour our hearts out on to the page concerning the topic of the week. You can learn more about Five Minute Friday here.

Multitude Monday friends and Mothers Day edition

I have the most amazing friends! One of my friends emailed me on Thursday, and said that she was coming by. This was not out of the ordinary. So, I told her that my kiddos and I looked forward to her visit, and then continued my normal homeschool morning. Fifteen minutes before the time that we expected her to arrive, my Princess set herself in front of the window to await our friend’s arrival. I was in the Master bedroom when my Princess, yelled “She’s here, and so aren’t a bunch of other people”, and she started naming the friends that she recognized standing in our courtyard. I walked outside and was greeted by my friends and their children yelling “Happy Birthday!”  My birthday had been one week before, and they brought all the supplies needed for a birthday party, from sub sandwiches, chips, salad, and of course cake, to paper plates, napkins, and plastic cups. They even bought me wonderful gifts. I was really blessed by this belated surprise party given to me by my friends. Below, I would like to list some other things that I am thankful for this week.

My husband blessed me by giving me the day off and conquering our laundry mountain on Mothers Day. He gave me a day to rest, and spend time with him and the children. It was exactly what I needed.

I am thankful for my amazing children who made me a Mama. My artistic Princess, my imaginative Little Man, and my animal loving Cuddle Bug. My children are such a wonderful gift from God, and I am proud to be their Mama.

My husband also bought my k-cups as part of my mothers day gift. I love caramel cappuccinos.

Our church had a lovely service on Mothers day. My children also made adorable Mother’s day crafts in children’s church. I am so thankful for my church family.

We had pizza and salad on Friday night from our favorite pizza place.

I have been able to talk to my Mom, my Dad, Mom-in-law, my Granny, and my Bestie. Since seeing these people in person is not possible, talking to them on the phone is the next best thing.

The below song makes me think of my wonderful Mom! So, I thought I would share it with you.

What are you thankful for this week?










Five Minute Friday Mom

Mom, how I wish I was spending this holiday sitting on the couch with you in your “pout room” (My Dad christened this room as such, because he said the room which is not much bigger than a closet was only big enough for someone to pout. You made it into your home office, your own bit of space that was all your own in the house.) We would be watching some chick flick that we were only halfway paying attention to, because we would be talking about far more important things, and your grandkids would be running into the room every few minutes to make sure that we weren’t doing something fun without them. I wish I could go back, and tell my teenage and young adult self how great it was that my mom was my best friend. I may have listened to you more, and tried to better understand your perspective. Even if I didn’t fully realize as a teenager, I do know now that I am blessed to have an amazing mom, and my kids have a wonderful grandma. Thank you loving your children and grandchildren well, and never being too busy for me when I call. I love you, Mom!

This is Five Minute Friday, where we are supposed to write on the topic of the week for Five Minutes. I got carried away talking about my amazing Mom, and typed way past the five minute mark. You can learn more about the Five Minute Friday community here..

Five Minute Friday Should

           I don’t know about you, but I walk around with an internal dialog of what I should be doing. The noise of my dryer running right now reminds me of a basket of clothes that I should fold and put away sometime this evening. I far too often get fixated on who or what I think I should be. I compare what I know is going on with me, with how I think other people that I look up to would handle the situation. They do not say comparison is a thief for nothing. The only thing comparison does is steal my joy. Instead of comparing myself with others. I need to look to Jesus and ask Him to help me in my mess, give me the words to say, show me the next right thing, teach me to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly. I also need to be honest and share with others my need for grace. No one can help me, unless I ask for help. I am not going to be understood if I hide behind the wall of “I’m fine.” These are the things that I really should put into practice.
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Every week I gather with my friends over at Kate’s for Five Minute Friday. Five minutes of free writing fun on the topic of the week. This weeks topic is should.