My little Charlie R. is growing like a weed. His nap time has been fluctuating since returning from his French holiday but this week I think he has totally sorted himself out. He is definitely a morning baby, up early, nap early and then play hard, work hard until it is time to go to sleep.
Finally we got to go on one of our beloved one-mile walks today and it was wonderful. Hot. Humid. But it was simply glorious.
Love that Map My Run app! Works well for walking too.
Next time, I will remember to strap on my PWR Sandbag and don my running shoes so we can go faster.
When I was in my late teens, perhaps barely twenty, I remember a gentleman giving a talk and mentioning how tears seem to fall a little easier when one grows older. He noted that it is not always about sadness, it is just that there are things in life that happen to touch the heart.
3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
What great love our Heavenly Father has for all of His children. How thankful I am for this day to have felt that love, to have seen that love extended in a variety of ways to several people, including myself.
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
May I always have a heart filled with gratitude so I can see and appreciate the wonders of this beautiful world Heavenly Father created for me.
It has been a great week. My little Charlie R. is back in town. After spending three weeks with his family on holiday to France he was a little sad to have to be watched by the Granny Nanny. But it only took one day and we got back into a groove even though he is really walking around now, feeling much more independent as a one year old.
His brother is also grown much since his first European holiday. He seemed happy to know I had been watching out for him in the family photos that were posted online. He begins school next week so these last few days with the brothers together are truly precious.
Today the Honey-do has been a huge help in getting the spare room reorganized. We had a few things to finish moving around to make way a special visitor. Honey-do also gassed up the vehicles and took our elliptical down to the box while I listed it for sale on CraigsList.com. (Thank you Coach Ryan for helping unload it! Thank you Coach Charles for letting me stash it at Guns Out CrossFit until it sells.) That was the last big thing to move out of the way.
Honey-do ran to pick up the few fresh things we need to get through the weekend after helping with the meal planning. Now the weekend meals are prepped with extra to last us through Tuesday.
All that is left is to finish is a load of laundry and fold the clothes so they can be put away.
And there you have it. Saturday is a special day. It’s the day we get ready for Sunday.
If you did not watch the radio show on The Blaze or read the transcript, then you have no idea how much more you missed when Karen was interviewed by Glenn Beck later in the day on his television program. She is absolutely filled with joy and light in spite of the grievous circumstances that have brought her to where she is today, a World Changer.
I want to begin with this great quote by Karen while on the radio show yesterday:
“And I say the greatest principle I can teach any mom is let your husband raise a man. It’s hard not to interfere. But let him raise a man.”
Another observation from Karen that is equally important, from the television program as she discussed some of the reasons for writing her book:
“I think that the concept of liberty has been lost on this generation. I think it has been driven out as a dirty word.”
Those quotes lead me to Andrew Lumish, who is working to take back the culture in his backyard as The Good Cemetarian (he is on Facebook):
ANDREW:Occasionally I will take students with me, high school students who love to go and I’ll have them step back in the footsteps. And it’s always good to know the history of the person and the events of that. So I’ll have them stand in the — descendants who would have stood there at the funeral, and we talk about what the world was like, what the United States was when they were alive and when they die. And what’s great, you get the bad raps on the Millennials. The attention and love that these high school kids have, from different backgrounds — you know what it’s like in Tampa. It’s muddy. It’s wet. And they don’t mind. They sweat. They get out there, and they have a great time and they learn a history lesson. So the negativity about Millennials. But my experience, my own son, about to turn 21, it’s been fantastic. It’s been a great experience. And not just for them. It’s therapeutic for me as well.
And there you have it. A mother and a part time photographer. Reclaiming America. Restoring American Values as each one does a part to Take Back The Cultureby focusing on those who need the experiences most. The Giver and the Receiver.
Focusing on the youth of America, and especially empowering the parents of those youth to train up their children to preserve God, Family and Country through personal history and histories from the lives of those who have lived untold stories of agony and ecstasy, is how we learn that we too can become and raise up a host of World Changers instead of snowflakes.
Trying to keep up with news of the day is difficult but I hop on and off of my Twitter feed to try to keep up throughout the day as time permits. Yet often, like today, I am behind the curve on news for it was not until I got home, sitting at the desktop that I read the NY Times article:
Jim DeMint has done an amazing job at Heritage Foundation. If he does want to step down because he had planned on being there a short while then fine. But if he is being ousted then I am not really happy therefore immediately made some calls and sent emails to Heritage connections about my thoughts.
Jim DeMint is an incredible voice of reason. He has well learned to school his feelings, to discipline himself in dignity and statesmanlike behavior. He is the reason people like me have found a voice in political discussions. He is the example we follow in temperance, patience, and in seeking goodwill for those with whom we disagree.
Like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, Jim DeMint understands how to #FrameTheDebate in moving policy ideas forward. He understands how to include We, The People, in the discussion of ideas and laying out policy so We, The People, can press forward in learning and coming to our own conclusions.
I am truly thankful for men and women of sound reasoning. Those who are not tossed about by every wind of change. Jim DeMint is one of those people. He is my hero.He is a man of great worth in this day and age when reason and decorum are sorely lacking in the current political climate.
Updated for paragraph spacing issues and tags on May 1, 2015.
This season of Relative Race has truly been fabulously filled with twists and turns and all sorts of emotional connections. The challenges have been, well, fun, goofy and deliciously ridiculous, especially in episode 7.
Episode 7 began with an Episode 6 recap. It was fantastic. Team Black got to meet a father that never knew his son and vise versa. Then continuing on with the next leg of the race, Team Blue got to meet a sister who never knew the sister and her family even existed. And the story line about Team Blue and the headstone, well, all of it was really a lot to take in on the 7th episode.
Truly the RR is fantastic this year, more than likely due to the sponsorship of Ancestry.com. It appears Ancestry.com has enabled the show to do some really spectacular challenges and family research to make it television worth watching!