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Change 

Change 

Driving home from the orthodontist, my teenager sulkily asked, “when can I get these off?”  Not wanting to tell him the truth, I replied, “in awhile.” He gave me “the look.”   Hesitantly, I told him the truth. “18-24 months.”   His reaction was what I expected.   Change is difficult. Just ask the disciples. When Jesus rose from the dead, I’m sure they wanted to cling to him and never let go. They knew now He was the Son…

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Missing Babies 

Missing Babies 

I lost my babies. Their short chubby legs have been replaced by lanky legs and arms. Their soft blonde hair has grown coarser and darker. The sweet smell of their heads has transformed into the smell of a teen. I look longingly at those baby pictures wondering if I could ever find those sweet boys again. I miss the preschool story times. Yet I revel in their love of books. I miss the cute things they said, but I love…

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Encouraging Moms 

Encouraging Moms 

Babies are a joy. Now that my two boys are beginning the journey into adolescence, I miss the tiny toes and fingers of their infancy. I miss the baby giggles and the sweet smell of their heads. Now my boys smell and have attitudes. However, I know that all stages of parenting have their struggles and joys. The joy of parenting older kids is the independence. Because even though babies are a joy, they can not do anything for themselves,…

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