What did YOU have for dinner last night?

Every now and then, Tom arranges a date night with a surprise destination. Last night’s date almost didn’t happen – Tom got stuck in traffic and we’d miss the beginning of the dinner if he had to come home first to get me. Tom called and said, “Can you get a ride to dinner and I can meet you there?”

And I said, “Um, the destination was a surprise – I have no idea where we are having dinner.”

He laughed. “In Downingtown. It’s at the Victory.” Sweet. Just ten minutes away. His mom, who already had four of our children, picked me up and dropped me off at the Victory with Leah.

The food and beer combinations were out of this world. Continue reading “What did YOU have for dinner last night?”

Mommy Tip: Pain Meds

A tip for mommies during cold season:

While you’re waiting for the Tylenol to kick in, put your child in a warm bath with lots of bath toys. (Bubbles would work, too – less stuff to pick up after bath time.)

The warmth is soothing, the moisture helps with stuffy noses, and playing with toys and/or bubbles are quite the distraction.

This method worked well this morning for Tabitha, who woke up screaming because her ear hurt. I gave her Tylenol. “It still hurts!”, she said, expecting instant results. So I put her in a warm bath filled with toys. By the time the water was getting cold and it was time to get out, I asked her how her ear was doing. She said it felt great!

Humility, Casting Cares, Receiving Strength… In That Order.

Excerpt from a note to a friend :

Sounds like things are a bit rough at the moment, but I want you to know that I love you dearly and I am thankful to have you as a friend! Hang in there! I hope that it encourages you to know that I am praying for you.

During hard times, there is nothing more important than staying in the Word and daily turning each of our trials over to a Sovereign God who loves us. (So that our hurt does not cause us to stumble!)

I’m kinda going through a rough time myself, and I have a few thoughts I’m clinging to today in my difficult circumstances… I hope that you don’t mind me sharing them with you: Continue reading “Humility, Casting Cares, Receiving Strength… In That Order.”