~I lined them all up to FaceTime their Nanny~
They looked adorable with me in the middle singing Happy Birthday all proud. So impressed I finally remembered this year.
I’ve got it together.
I can do this thing called life.
I’m not overwhelmed.
Unfortunately the birthday wish was exactly three months too early.
“You find your 9 year old delegating his school work to Siri “
posted by Lisa~Marie Gallagher on Feb. 18, 2015 in Calgary AB
“Gingerbread House Decorating is an official school holiday”
posted by Lisa~Marie Gallagher on Nov. 5, 2014 in Calgary AB
~The last two socks still hang lonely from the mantle~
What was once dressed with Christmas all seems forgotten. The tree now lays dead near the road. Our home no longer filled with sweet aromas, silly squeals, visitors bringing gifts, laughter with loved ones late into the night, has been replaced with routine schedules, endless training opportunities, scattered schoolbooks, and daunting laundry.
Except for those last two Christmas socks.
Two gifts of Christmas that were never given.
Only weeks ago we celebrated a birth to never forget. Only weeks later have we forgotten?
~We sat in silence, staring at the endless roses ~
A large photo of a young mother hurts. The sanctuary recently dressed the night before with Christmas, but today we aren’t singing carols.
We see her husband and those kids and our hearts can’t take it. A mother dies and we are left wondering why. Continue reading
“You learn more from recreating history out of lego than you do from reading a textbook”
posted by Lisa~Marie Gallagher on Nov. 4, 2014 in Calgary AB
~I’ve tried Voskamp’s 1000 gifts, but tapped out at #443~
I’ve tried opening my eyes with first thanks to God, but sometimes my iPhone wins my attention.
I’ve tried being satisfied with my post baby belly, new wrinkles, hairs of white, and failing wardrobe, but sometimes I still notice.
I’ve tried being truly content in only Jesus, but sometimes still find myself craving more. Continue reading