Monthly Archives: October 2008

He Wipes Them Off

One of my favorite things about being a Mommy is cheek kisses. From the moment my son was born I couldn’t keep from kissing those sweet little cheeks. I kissed all over that tiny face….

and he let me.

In two short years….things have changed. The other day, I picked my toddler up and kissed him on the face. And what did he do??? HE WIPED IT OFF. (gasp!) My kiss landed somewhere on the floor instead of resting sweetly on his cheek like it always has. I’ve been around children, and I know that wiping off kisses is a common practice among little people – but I didn’t expect it to happen so soon.

I am his Mommy. I am the woman in his life and he WIPES OFF MY KISSES. I know. This is only the beginning. Pretty soon – in 12 or so years he might not even want me to hug him in public. (But I will anyway.)

And you know what else? He thinks it is hilarious. He cracks up every time he wipes off a kiss. I probably didn’t help this matter any when I reacted like a drama queen the first time he did it.

Well I’m here to tell ya…I’m gonna keep kissing that cute little face, no matter how many times he wipes them off. He needs it.

And so do I.

Quotes That Speak To Me

I just wanted to share a few quotes with you – to brighten your day 🙂 Taking joy in life is a woman’s best cosmetic. – Rosalind RussellYou are God’s created beauty and the focus of His affection and delight. – Janet Weaver SmithToday a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to… Read more →

Just Say No

Mama and I were out shopping the other day and I ran across a T-shirt that said, “Just Say No”. It resonated with me and brought back sweet memories of elementary school. Our district had a campaign (and yours might have,too) whose logo was “Just Say No”. We had a “Just Say No” parade and everything. It was all about… Read more →

Blogger’s Block

I’ve been in a literary lull. How weird. I usually don’t find myself at a loss for words – but here lately I haven’t had anything fun or insightful to say. I don’t like it. I truly enjoy discovering new truths in everyday occurances. And I enjoy sharing those discoveries with y’all, here on this blog. I just haven’t had… Read more →

Fill me with Faith

As I have mentioned before, I deal with doubt. Faith, for me, is constantly something I have to find. It doesn’t just come to me like it does for others. If I don’t seek – I will not find. If I don’t ask Him to give me understanding – I won’t have it. If I don’t stay in The Word… Read more →

Beautiful Blog Bits

This whole blog thing is pretty fabulous, isn’t it? A few days ago, Lysa Terkeurst let us link our blogs up to one of her posts. Too sweet of her. Ever since, I have been reading dozens of amazing blogs by some pretty incredible women. Wow. These gals know how to put pen to paper – or fingertips to keyboard.… Read more →

A Jolt from Jesus

Matthew 25 : 31-46 hit me hard. As I read this passage recently I actually heard Jesus speaking verse 45: “Kate, I tell you the truth, when you refuse to help the least of these, you are refusing to help me.” Whoa. Did- Jesus- just- directly- and- audibly- reprimand- me? You bet He did and after I picked my jaw… Read more →

Inspiration in My Inbox

Every morning when I check my emails – I always have a few devotionals waiting there for me from Crosswalk Ministries. What a great way to jump start my day. And with a little 2 year old sweetly nipping at my heals all day long – I can always use an extra dose of spiritual goodness.Today, I received a devotional… Read more →

Bob’s is a Blessing

The last few days have been….interesting. My 2 year old has been a bit testy, and in turn, his Mommy has been very test-ed. So what did I do when my husband got home from work today? I bounced. Yep. Instead of packing up a diaper bag, I stuffed my journal and books into my black tote, jumped in my… Read more →


Sometimes we just need to stop and be thankful. Marybeth Whalen encouraged all of us who follow her blog to ponder some things we are thankful for today. Yes mam! – I’m thankful for my husband. He is the most patient, forgiving, and handsome (if I do say so myself!) man I have ever met.– I’m thankful for my two… Read more →