Skip to main content

Wacky coversation with my oldest

Rachel trying to show gratitude because I let her have a Hershey kiss:
You're a great mom. Your kids love you. Even if our hearts one day explode, we love you
Me: uh, why would your heart explode?
Rachel: um, too much air in my body or too much blood in my heart
Me: .....pretty sure that's not going to happen...ever
Rachel: well, if it does, just know that I love you
Me:.....OK...

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Living With Chronic Back Pain

How much do you know about chronic pain?  Have you ever experienced it? How long have you had to deal with your chronic pain? I've lost count of the number of years I've had my pain. I'm sure I could tell you if I sat down and really thought about it, but I frequently find it hard to concentrate or even remember things. I'm told this is a side effect of living with chronic pain. I don't know but I can say that when my pain is strong enough, I feel like I'm disconnected from everything around me. It sort of feels like being in a fog. I also feel easily irritated and just  OFF . I don't know how else to explain it.  I was around 14 or 15 the first time I experienced problems with my back.  No, I'm not making that up. Yes, I know that was young to be having back problems. I don't remember much about it. I'm pretty sure it was the summer between eighth grade and ninth but I could be wrong. I woke up in the middle of the night because I needed

A House Divided

The Bible says a house divided against itself cannot stand. Whether you believe the Bible or not this is true and right now our nation is divided. It seems like few people can agree on anything and nothing is getting done. We've been divided for a long time but the longer we are divided the worse it gets and the harder we are going to fall. And make no mistake, if we keep going like this, we are going to fall; eventually. There's a huge debate going on right now. It's been going on for years. Every time there's a mass shooting we cry out for better gun control but gun control will only get us so far. There is a severe lack of empathy, compassion, kindness, and accountability in our society and in order for the violence to stop we need to address THESE things, too...gun control alone can't do this. I always read the comments section of any news article I read and basically on anything really...and the biggest trend I've found is that we're too busy poin

Where has Kindness and Compassion Gone?

Where has Kindness and Compassion Gone I originally wrote this right after the attack at the Manchester arena in May. I remember sitting there trying to wrap my mind around it and I couldn't. I really can't understand how a person can do something like that. How can a person feel so little regard for someone else's life? How can someone take another person's life so callously like that? We say it's more devastating because there were young children in there but I see the senseless murder of every life, regardless of age, as devastating, and I can't wrap my mind around it. I really can't! Murder is murder. Mass shootings, bombings, and the like are becoming almost a regular occurrence.. . how did we get here?  How did we, as a society, get to this place? Where did we go wrong? When did compassion get replaced by selfishness? We blame religion but it's not religion's fault. I believe with everything in me that there had to be something inside th