Can you get behind on blogging?

Blogging is something I do for fun; to look back and see what has really happened through the year….To see if my memories match what truly was, to see who was loved, to see how the children have grown and all the other “stuff” in between.

Now with our seasons changing I wonder, Did I blow the post I should have done about the snow and the fort Stephen built.

One February night, almost a month ago now, we had the prettiest snow fall. It was so soft, fluffy and light. The perfect snow to play in, to build forts in, have snow ball fights in and to just really enjoy the night.

It wasn’t even that cold. The best part of the snow, to me, was, IT was gone the very next day.

Those are the snows I like.
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Did I blow not posting about the “Little Flowers” volunteering at the Soup Kitchen?

They got up very early a cold February morning excited about “doing good” for their fellow man.

It really was a warming site.

The girls were a little nervous a first……

But, they jumped right in and did everything they were asked to do with warm and loving hearts.

Did you know, at the Soup Kitchen they not only give one well prepared feast, they offer; a bag that contains some food for the rest of the day, clothing, and just a few personal items, if they can.

You can only take one deodorant, tooth paste or soap …….NOT one of each…..ONE!

You must choose …”Which one do you need the most???”

AND THAT was REALLY tough to have to say.

This was my job…..and mostly, the people ,down on their luck at soup kitchen, understood; Most would just take one, and say “thank you” with a smile and then walked away.

After it was all said and done.….The six girls that came with me, giggled all the way home in the back of my van sharing doughnuts, talking about school issues, books they have read, foods they like and how they should wear their hair.

When I asked them what they thought about the Soup Kitchen they didn’t say much….Thinking about it now, I don’t know if they really knew what to think. They understood, for the most part, these are people that are down on their luck. They understood some of these people made bad choices but some where stuck in a very bad economy. They understood anyone of us could be standing on the other side of that soup kitchen line easy enough.
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So now here we are……The middle of March.

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In the height of our birthday season. And, with every passing birthday the memories DO NOT fad…….The presence of our dad grows stronger and the tears still flow freely and easily when we realize…It IS true. All “that” really happened.

But somehow the “Time goes on” as I can hear my father say….and we celebrate each and every birthday and all the “mile stones” of our lives.

There are seven birthdays in our family this month.

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AND the BIG surprise this year…

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James in now 21!
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5 thoughts on “I Wonder…Did I Blow It?

  1. You could NEVER blow it!! Especially NOT with your blog!! You've been amazing! And I LOVED seeing these pictures…What a busy lady you've been! You always put together such delightful posts…so full of love and family! And even through the tears, you smile…and in turn, you make me smile, too. Love you so much! Janine XO

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  2. Am still reeling about the 7 birthdays!!! Between March and April we celebrate 6 (I think). :)LOVE this blog! Been pondering doing a "catch up" blog post of things that have happened "years gone by". Ooooohhhhh…good name for that post! Every time I thumb through my pics on shutterfly, I see so many pics I would like to tell the story behind.Really, as I think I've told you before,the "Flowers" are just amazing… What an absolutely WONDERFUL group to put together to teach Christ-like values. Kathryn is an AMAZING young woman. Did you get my text about not running out of gas???? Am guessing you didn't or you HOPEFULLY would have called me!!!! 🙂 love…

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  3. Uh uh..you definitely did NOT blow it..Not with your awesome blog. I am so behind as well. It's been March break and I've not had time to think straight never mind put together a decent post.I have been reading and commenting when I could though…love the pics..Great job at the soup kitchen..and I also love soft subtle snow falls.xx

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