Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side in the ROYGBIV (color wheel) category.
Friday, October 25, 2013
I've told a few people this story but want to remember it. Last week Aaron lost his third tooth. He was soooooooo excited for the tooth fairy to come. That night was one of many where Isabel woke up all night long and I was still shell shocked. I got up at 7 a.m. to realize that Aaron was about to wake up and the tooth fairy (aka me) hadn't come yet. I don't even want to imagine the disappointment. It'd be almost like Santa Claus not coming.
So in the dark I hurried and grabbed what I thought were 50 cent coins. I snuck into the room and lucky for me I had convinced Aaron to put his tooth in a zip lock bag so that it would be easier to find. As I was making the exchange Aaron woke up. I pretended to be so excited that I went to find out if the tooth fairy had come. He jumped up with excitement and found the coins. He was so excited!
He ran into the bathroom and said, "look! The tooth fairy brought me 2 euros and 50 euros!" It turns out one of those 50 cent coins was really a 2 euro coin. Aaron was rolling in the dough in his eyes and was thrilled. We went to choose a toy to buy. To my good boy's credit he wanted to buy a toy for Jordan too.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
I have to say that this was possible thanks to a wonderful husband who worked all night, didn't get to sleep after working all night and took care of the boys so that I could go with them for the day to see Bologna again.
|In front of San Petronio|
I associate knowing that there is a God with feeling His perfect love. It buoys me up, it fills me to overflowing, and on really bad or hard days, I can seek those feelings again to give me strength and grit to do what I need to do.
|Two towers behind us|
|eating focaccia at giardini margherita|
|Via bonafede, 21- where we lived as missionaries|
Something else I've learned: the good you do grows. And it's still blessing my own family today.