Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Happy 14th Birthday Noah!

As I tucked Noah into bed on the eve of his 14th birthday...

"Mom, I think my voice sounds a little lower,"

While his voice is still pretty high and prepubescent, his size 10 feet are certainly showing me he is well on his way to becoming a man.


Thank goodness he hasn't outgrown hugs from his Mom.

Later Natalie came to me distressed -- "I don't have a gift for Noah".

"What about sending him on a scavenger hunt -- he loves those," I suggested.

Her face lit up and she gave me a squeeze before rushing out of the room saying -- "Thanks, Mom!"

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Musings From Natalie #144

As Natalie got into the car at school pickup...

"Mom, I've been thinking about heaven..."

"You have?"

"Yeah, I think heaven is located in your heart...see, that's why we don't need a body...that's where God is. After you die you just have your heart and inside is God in heaven. And, when you do good things your heart grows and when you don't it kind of gets these little chips in it."

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Musings From Natalie #143

After several unsuccessful wake up calls, I hear... "But, Mom I'm only 10% charged"

Thursday, May 11, 2017