Me, A Mom

3 kids and a dog

Archive for the month “September, 2014”

Making thankfulness a part of every thought.

thankfulness reminders for all of us


Today is ______(fill in the blank)
We can choose to focus on
the horrors of the past
or we
give thanks

and praise to God
for all the Blessings in our life

We have only to look at our thermostat, to know we are more blessed than much of the world.
We have only to look in our fridge/pantry, to know we are more blessed than many in our city.
We have only to look at our friends who are struggling with various health and other issues
to know that but by the grace of God there go I

We only have to examine our blessings and then walk on sharing what we can with others

Did Jesus not say Leave what you have and follow me?

Matthew 19:21New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

21 Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions…

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1st Day of School….new schools new challenges

My oldest will be in highschool this year

Before now



a teacher

was responsible for making sure

Epi Pens

and Inhalers were with him


and they were kept in the school office

not this year

this year

they are with him.

when he remembers to grab them

I sigh

I worry

I lecture

I throw the epipen trainer at him


I scream

“emergency emergency

your throat is closing up

you didn’t realize something you ate had nuts in it

quick quick what do you do?”

and then he groans or yells back depending on his mood

and demonstrates his skills for me

ending with…


and saying…

call 911

I anguish

Have I prepared him well enough?

he’s been reading food labels for several years now

Have I remembered to tell him everything he needs to think of?

I know, I know

Let go and let God.

but I’m mom

and if anything ever happened to him because of something I failed to prepare him for…

please pray…

for both of us

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