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“Hey, Mama, do you have scareds?”
“No, I sure don’t.”
“Me nee’dur. ‘Dis house, Eli house, is not spooky.”
“Oh no. Be’tause God mades ‘dis house. He mades it. And it His house. He pwrotects us all ‘da days and all ‘da nights. My Mama, ‘dis house just can’ts be spooky be’tause God lives here. Whew! And I’s so glad He takes my bad dwreams. It makes me feel happy and safe and not scareds in my…Continue
My curly headed boy and I were bent over our roses when we first heard it. “Listen,” I whispered. Eli cupped his hand to his ears. With all of his might, he listened.
Slowly a grin spread across his face. He brushed back his curls, “‘Dose are ‘wittle biwrds. I heawrs ‘dem to muh eawrs.”
On our fence post hangs a bird house. It isn’t a special type or even very much to look at. But little…Continue
I was between 30-31 weeks when I went into labor.
I denied it for a few hours. I chanted the definition of Braxton-Hicks like it was a new mantra. But at dinner that night, I couldn’t eat. The contractions were regular; there was no denying it. With instructions to put my feet up, drink water and to watch the clock, I settled…Continue
“I want cake,” his request was quiet and calm. 2 year-old Eli has only had cake on a few occasions, birthday parties mostly. He peered into the dessert counter. The trays of goodies sparkled. My husband and I looked at one another and nodded in agreement. We would get a slice to share.
Eli sat down at the table with enthusiasm, “O’tay. Where my cake?”
Glances were exchanged between the…Continue