Angry

True confession. I have felt angry at God. As most of you know, I have wanted to be a mama since I can remember. When asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I always confidently responded, “A mother”. I had no plan B. I got married at 23 and had my first […]

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Childhood

As I wondered through Oldtown yesterday I saw a family with young children. They ran in and out of the stores purchasing items and food for their children in a very rushed unhappy manor. They stopped at the playground and they set a timer for 2 minutes. In the toy store they allowed 5 minutes […]

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Childhood

As I wondered through Oldtown alone yesterday I saw a family with young children. They ran in and out of the stores purchasing items and food for their children in a very rushed unhappy manor. They stopped at the playground and they set a timer for 2 minutes. In the toy store they allowed 5 […]

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Never Forget

September 11th is one of those days many of us will never forget. I can remember every aspect of the day and the days to follow. I was at home in Newport, WA. I was a first time mother to an 18 month old baby girl. It was 6:30 am. My husband’s phone rang and […]

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Where Were You on 9/11?

September 11th is one of those days many of us will never forget. I can remember every aspect of the day and the days to follow. I was at home in Newport, WA. I was a first time mother to an 18 month old baby girl. It was 6:30 am. My husband’s phone rang and […]

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Moments of Comfort

There is nothing more comforting to a baby or young child than their mother’s arms. There are few things in life more reassuring than a mother’s words of encouragement. A good mother is a source of safety for her children. She loves fiercely and loyally.  She is ever available. God promises to comfort us in […]

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Beckisms

   I pride myself in being a bit goofy! As a mother, I try to hide nuggets of my expectations of proper behavior, in silly sayings that my children can easily remember.  Phrases that although serious, bring a smile to their faces. My husband calls them “Beckisms”. My hope is, one day they will teach […]

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