Convo's with my Kids

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I absolutely adore the convo's I have with my littles {and family}. Normally, they have me in stitches. And Miss Jade, oh Miss Jade, always so innocent. I want to remember every single thing about our conversations {and let you enjoy them too}. That's why I document them here :) Someday, I'll look back on these days and, with tears in my eyes, appreciate these times.


Jade: I get so hungry at school that my spine hurts.


Joey: A boy at school told me I should set my parents down and tell them I'm nearly 18, I should be allowed more freedom.
Me: What did you tell him?
Joey:  Have you ever met my parents?


Jade:  Sometimes I get prosecutors and prostitutes mixed up.


Jade:  Is Los Angeles in Nevada?


Jade:  Tell Joey to stop making me laugh when I'm mad at him.


A Proverbs 31 Woman {Week 5}

Sunday, May 17, 2015

She opens her arms to the poor 
and extends her hands to the needy. 
Proverbs 31:20

In this verse, we see a lady who has definite concern for the less fortunate.

This God-loving woman isn't so busy in life that she can't stop and help someone who is hurting or someone not as fortunate as her.  She is as intent on giving as she is on getting, and does it freely and cheerfully.  She is sympathizing and charitable, and loves to extend to others the blessings which have been given to her.

When I first read this verse, I thought it was pretty straight forward.  But once I dug a little deeper, I found there was more to it.

The King James Version of the first half of the verse is She stretcheth out her hand to the poor.  This was described as she her hand stretched out to the poor, with alms in her hand.  The definition of alms is money, food, or other donations given to the poor or needy; anything given as charity.

The King James Version of the second half of the verse is yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.  In this verse, she is reaching her hands out to raise and soothe the poor man.  She wasn't just satisfied by giving him money, she wanted to exercise the gentle ministries of a tender love.  
She can see these needs because she isn't focused on only herself. It's so easy for us to just get caught up in life and put blinders on to those around you.

Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.
Matthew 22:37-39

It's so important for us to learn to have a servants heart. After all, Jesus did say the second greatest commandment was to love your neighbors. Reaching out to others, being the hands and feet of Jesus, is one of the greatest callings we have in our faith. Not only does it show the love of Christ for the world, it's also an opportunity for us to worship God and for us to grow more like Jesus. I not only think it's important for us to have a servants heart, but to also model this for our littles.

So this week, be kind, thoughtful and compassionate. Serve your husband, family, friends and neighbors with a gentle and loving spirit. Look to the needs of others before you satisfy your own wants.

A generous person will prosper;whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Proverbs 11:25

Just Love Yourself

Saturday, May 16, 2015

With summer quickly approaching, there is something my Facebook feed is normally filled with...body shaming.  Thin girls shaming big girls.  Big girls shaming thin girls.  Comments like "dress for the body you have, not the body you want", "I really wish heavy girls wouldn't wear shorts" and "I can see your ribs, go eat something".  These comments always break my heart and make me angry.

So very many of us women {and girls} suffer from low self-esteem, no matter what size we are. Normally all our self-esteem issues revolve around our physical appearance. We are obsessed about our weight, hair, skin, facial features and so many other areas. You would be hard pressed to find a woman that would not change at least one thing about her appearance.  Why do we find it so hard to love ourselves?

And yet, we are so quick to cut other women down for simply looking different than us. Just because she has big breasts doesn't mean she's a whore, just because she is thin doesn't mean she is anorexic and just because she's bigger doesn't mean she shouldn't be able to wear shorts. It simply means God made us all different.

I have lived life in a size 12 body and a size 24 body, and every size in between. I have been called fat, a cow and lots of other names. I have been told I have such a pretty face, if I would just lose some weight. Mean words that are said without a second though, but they stay in my head for years. I have carried oh-so-much shame around with me over those years. And it seemed no amount of self-help books, dieting or trying to sort it out in my head ever worked. I had an unhealthy and unfortunate amount of shame and self-loathing toward my body. I could not imagine why God would give other girls perfect bodies then give me this one. And to be honest, I was a little mad at Him for that.

Learning to love myself regardless of my size was one of the most crucial turning points.

Y'all, we need to start helping to build each other up rather than tear each other down. All bodies are good bodies. All bodies are real bodies. All bodies are worthy of love and respect.

Women today are exposed SO MUCH to what society sees as the ideal body. The perfect hourglass shape with no arm flab, a thigh gap, full lips, perfect breasts, and a flat tummy. And if you don't have those, then you aren't beautiful. We believe from the time we are little girls that we must have these things. If we’re not the ideal beautiful, then we should be ashamed and not feel like we are good enough.
“I am unwaveringly ME; and the same goes for YOU. No matter what you’re struggling with, embrace what you have to offer, love yourself right this minute and start affecting positive change for yourself and others.”—Whitney
How can YOU learn to love your body no matter what your size?

Don't believe the lies. Chances are you are basing your actions on lies rather than truth. If you are like most women, you have been told (either directly or indirectly) that your worth is rooted in your appearance. That is an absolute lie. It's not that pretty and girly things are bad (like make-up, attractive appropriate clothing and a stylish haircut)... it's that those pretty things are not who we are. We are all made in Gods image. Every single one of us. Do you know what that means? I am beautiful, so are YOU, because we are daughters of the King and we were made in His image. Take a moment and let that sink in. You are perfectly perfect and what He wants you to be. Your value is not in your breasts, hips, hair, lips, eye color, skin tone or stomach muscles.

Buy clothing that fits. And clothes that you feel comfortable, sexy, pulled together and happy in. STOP WORRYING ABOUT THE SIZE ON THE LABEL. There is nothing worse than feeling like you have to starve yourself for a week to fit into that dress you bought a size too small, because you just couldn’t bring yourself to buy a size 6/14/24/whatever. Getting stressed about getting dressed in the morning has an unfortunate way of ruining your entire day.

Get active. Take a stand.  Love yourself.  Be positive. Accept compliments. Don't buy into the media "image" hype. Talk to your husband about the lies the media loves to force feed us. Enlighten your children about authentic beauty, authentic sexual intimacy and God's plan for marriage

I can be confident. You can be confident. We can all be confident. We can walk through this world with heads and hearts held high as daughters of the King. Daughters who are messy and broken. With Him, we are transformed into beautiful simply because we are His. Understand your identity in Him and the beauty and freedom He bestows on us and the love He extends to us.

Happy Birthday to My Love

Friday, May 15, 2015

Today is my loves birthday. This man. You guys. Oh....he's a gift. He's a gift to me every single day. But I'm so glad that he has so much abundance in him, because it just extends to everyone around him - including all of you. It's so beautiful to witness that first hand each day.

He turns 42 today!!! So I'm going to continue the tradition and list 42 reasons (in no particular order) WHY I am totally, utterly and completely head over heels in love with him...

1. Watching you grow in your walk with the Lord, I love that so very, very much. It makes this tenderhearted wife teary. I adore your willingness and heart to help walk alongside other Christian men.

2. You are THE best dad ever, hands down.

3. You amazingly lead this household.

4. Your love and compassion for animals {Cutlers home for wayward animals}

5. It doesn't matter what size I am, you always tell me how beautiful and sexy I am. And I totally believe you see me like that. You have no idea how much that means to me and how much I appreciate it.

6. 100% devotion to your family, always…

7. That big plow truck you drive, yeah, it’s totally hot.

8. How you get totally excited about the same simple country pleasures I do. Whether it's a loaf of homemade bread, a new recipe to can or a late night 4 wheeler ride.

9. You will let a little girl do your hair, makeup and paint your nails...just to make her smile.

10. I love that you always stop to help people who are stranded on the side of the road. I love that you're so willing to help a stranger.

11. I can ask you to go anywhere...and you will...on a complete whim…totally willing to drive every single time.

12. You always know the absolute perfect time to give me a hug accompanied by "it will all work out babe". P.S. you give the best hugs ever!

13. Your voice still melts my heart after all these years. It instantly takes me back to that day 19 years ago…when you sing "that" song I get tears in my eyes still.

14. Long summer 4-wheeler rides ( sneaking in some snuggle time)

15. You are just as obsessive about Big Brother (new season soon!) as I that.

16. Your willingness to send me to a womens faith retreat just because you know how much I want to go and how much I need it…while you stay home all weekend with the kids…you have NO idea how much this means to me!

17. You explain football calls to me {and basically every other aspect of the game}. Even though you know perfectly well that I'll ask the same questions during the next game.

18. You always support matter what, no questions asked...and that is so comforting.

19. I'm fairly sure you're just as chicken obsessed as I am!

20. You hissing at the woman in Walmart...seriously...almost peed my pants…CLASSIC!

21. Those shoulders, yeah, I still love them super huge amounts.

22. You totally kick my booty at geography, and I'm happy you do. While my "Amy map" is entertaining at times, it wouldn't get us very far.

23. You let me take pics of you even though you HATE having your picture taken. Even if you don’t smile, I still appreciate it (and I think you secretly do enjoy those pics sometimes)

24. Your passion for all types of music.

25. Your silly songs you can make up on a moment’s notice. Even though they are about me sometimes (it's ok...I act mad but secretly laugh inside)

26. You're always so quick to apologize to me even though you know I’m not so quick (or good) at it.

27. Your selfless heart.

28. Still having a smokin' hot marriage after 19 years.  Yeow.

29. Sneaking around the corner and see you doing a crazy dance with the kids. Yeah, I saw it, many times. And every time it makes me smile.

30. Your obsession with the news, politics and gun rights. You ALWAYS know what is going on. That's a good thing, because I never do.

31. How you always know the EXACT words to make me feel better instantly.

32. Your love of trucks equals that!!!  

33. I love that you hold my hand while you drive.

34. How easy it is for you to make me or others around us laugh HARD.

35. After I had Jade, you told me "Thank you for giving me a perfect little girl" and kissed me on the forehead.  I will NEVER forget that moment.

36. You thinks it’s hilarious to chase me around the house, with me screaming like a freak, after we watch a scary movie. You laugh every.single.time. And, without fail, I will scream even though I know it's you. And if I pee my pants you laugh even harder, yeah, good times (eye roll)

37. You love self expression just as much as I do. I kinda love our long conversations about tattoo ideas.

38. You’re a little bit rock-n-roll to my little bit country {okay, so I’m a lot country}

39. With all my sicknesses, operations and hospital stays over the last few years you never ONCE hesitated to jump in and take over everything yourself. Never once complaining of the extra workload on you, on top of your full-time job. You were such an amazing blessing!

40. Your daily "uniform"…T shirt, jeans and work boots…enough said.

41. Even when your skin is melting off you still let me cuddle…all night long…I don't know what I would do without my furnace.

42. Simply because you are just YOU…the man I feel in love with 19 years ago…the man I still love madly, more and more everyday…

Happy Birthday, my dear husband! I love you! Sharing my life with you is one of the greatest gifts of my life.

30 Life Lessons To Instill In Your Sons Heart

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Boys will be boys, that's for sure. But the concept "well what can you do, they're typical boys" doesn't necessarily resonate with me. I think so many times in this world, we give up on our sons before we give them a chance.

What we should be doing is teaching them to be gentlemen. A godly, respectful, kind young man. We are quick to remind our girls that they are daughters of the King, but how often do we remind our boys that they are a son of the King? How can we do that? By instilling important lessons in their heart.
  1. Love the Lord. Love Him with all your heart, mind and strength. {Luke 10:27}
  2. Respect her. She is a lady, please treat her as one. {1 Peter 3:7}
  3. You are unique. You are God’s handiwork, crafted by Him and for His good pleasure. He uniquely designed you to be you alone, comfortable in your own skin. {Psalm 139:13}
  4. Respect your elders. Look them in the eye. Take the time to listen to what they have to say. I mean really listen. Shake their hand. Heed their advice. And defend them if needed. {1 John 4:4}
  5. Choose a spouse that is also your best friend. That will make you happiest in the end.
  6. Control your temper. When you get angry, calm down and start doing what God has called you to do. You can be bitter or better—it's up to you! {Proverbs 29:11}
  7. Do what needs to be done. Without being told. Don’t wait to be asked when you know what you should do. If you see it, do it. 
  8. Take telling. Consider it an opportunity to learn and grow. {Proverbs 3:11}
  9. Create your own path. Be ready to create your own path in life. You can choose the wide path or the narrow path, it is your choice. Just be sure you choose wisely.
  10. Life is not a fairy-tale. Life, love, and relationships are not like the movies. 
  11. Have a servant's heart. Give back to your community. While you’re doing good for others, it really does the most for you! To humbly serve is a very manly quality. Don’t let anyone ever tell you differently. Follow Christ’s example. {Mark 10:45}
  12. Have integrity. Strive to be honest and just. Work to develop a strong ethical foundation. Have a code of morals that you stick to. To be respected a man must be a person of morals and live a godly life. Someday you will be the head of your household and will need stability and common sense. A leader that is followed willingly is a man who has character and integrity.
  13. Love your neighbors. Leave your mark by loving each and every person your life touches, those who love you and those who don’t. Love has no conditions. It expects nothing in return. It gives freely, multiplies and grows. Do this and everything else will work itself out. {Mark 12:31}
  14. Your wife should be the #1 woman in your life. As much as it breaks my heart to say this, she should be before even me. I'm confident that I've raised you with enough love in your heart for both of us. {Genesis 2:24}
  15. Don't give in. I'm sure you've already experienced this pressure more than we know. Pressure to talk a certain way, to treat girls a certain way, to be disrespectful, to smoke, drink or do drugs. You don't need any of those to have a good time. You possess the strength and character to walk away. God will help you stand. You don’t have to give in.
  16. Laugh! It’s the best stress reliever. One of the biggest gifts God has blessed you with is your sense of humor. Seriously, cannot even count how many times I've laughed to the point of my stomach hurting. We've had soooo many great times laughing in this household. Don't ever forget how to laugh. {Psalm 126:2}
  17. Keep your word. A gentleman follows through on what he says he will do. {1 John 2:5}
  18. Don't just settle for a spouse. Wait. God has just the right one for you. We've been praying for her. She is out there, right now, praying for you. {Proverbs 18:22}
  19. Go on vacation with your family at least once a year. Families need to learn how to vacation with one another. They need to learn how to spend time together, unplugged, and just enjoy each other.
  20. Be polite. Like Thumper's mama said If you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all. 
  21. Be creative! You grew up with a mama wielding a glue gun in one hand and sequins in the other. And a dad who sang crazy, made-up songs. 
  22. You are known by the friends you keep. Bad company corrupts good morals. {I Corinthians 15:33}
  23. I believe in you. I am so super confident that God is doing so many amazing things in your life, things you can't even fathom right now. God has a purpose and plan for your life. Always follow His lead and He will take you amazing places. 
  24. Work hard. Be known as a hard worker. God wants us to work hard and do our jobs well. He wants us to be an example to the world of what good hard work can bring. Remember, dirt washes off. {Proverbs 6:6}
  25. Credit cards are evil. Seriously. Live without debt. Money problems ruin marriages, friendships and jobs.
  26. Be a gentleman. Step back to let her in the door first. Hold that door open for her. Offer to carry heavy items for her. Protect and defend her. 
  27. Friendships are important. Invest in strong, loyal friendships. The kind of friend who “sticks closer than a brother” {Proverbs 18:24}
  28. Be soft. Don't ever be too "manly" to hold your wife's hand, say I love you and kiss her goodnight. Don't ever be ashamed to let your daughter put makeup on you or have a tea party with her. 
  29. Take that second chance. Sometimes it might even take a third, fourth and fifth chance. Every day is a new start. Use that brand new day to get it right, to kiss her face, to say no, to say I’m sorry, to ask forgiveness, to do it over and to make a new start. I want you to know that this is what God is about. Grace. He wants to give you as many chances as it takes, just don’t ever stop taking them.
  30. It's okay to cry. It really is. Boys are always pushed so hard to be tough. But I want you to know real men are tender, they defend those who can't defend themselves and they care about others. They cry when their beautiful wives walk down the aisle and when they see their sweet babies face for the first time. And it's okay!

Be The Message {Book Review}

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Be The Message
by Kerry and Chris Shook

About the book:
The gospel is not a well-crafted sermon. It is a life well lived. It is you. Drawn from the book Be the Message, this thirty-day devotional will help you cultivate your life message and live it out. 
Over the course of a life-changing month, you will learn h ow the messes in your life can become a door of hope, discover new ways to love those in front of you, and find out how God is calling you to take a stand in the world. 
Using Scripture, illustrations, and practical action steps, the Be the Message Devotional can bring you to a deeper understanding of how your life can make a difference and be the gospel to the world.

How will God live out His message through you?
Each day’s reading is short and to-the-point. The daily reading includes sections called: Open Yourself to a dynamic encounter with God, Open God’s Word to hear God’s message, Open Your Mind to understand God’s message here and now, Open Your Heart to the divine whisper, Open Your Life to God’s transforming power, Open Your Arms to a world that needs to receive God’s incarnate message through you.

So many people have a desire to change the world but quickly get discouraged when they fall short {we all fall short y'all}. This devotional helps you to take the steps each day to change the world around you! Start with your corner of the world for 30 days.

WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group provided this book to me for free in exchange for this honest review as part of their Blogging for Books program.

Kerry and Chris Shook founded Woodlands Church outside of Houston, Texas, in 1993. Since then the multi-campus church has grown to an attendance of over 18,000 people and is recognized for its ministries to the poor and powerless. Woodlands Church also has one of the largest fair-trade/direct-trade stores in the country with the goal of lifting generations out of poverty by empowering their lives with hope. Thousands of people in over 200 countries tune in weekly to Pastor Kerry’s televised broadcasts.

{Semi} Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Perfect Job

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

With Mothers Day being this past weekend, I wanted to take time to focus on these sweet littles right here and just how privileged I am to be their Mama.

Many of you have heard my story of always always just wanting to be a Mama when I grew up. I know God saw my heart. He paired me with the two most perfect littles, completing this family. They both add just the right amount of uniqueness, humor, sincerity, wisdom and crazy.

I love you both crazy amounts. Thank you for allowing me to be a Mama, your Mama, the most perfectly perfect job I've ever had.

Find Your Wings
by Mark Harris

It's only for a moment you are mine to hold
The plans that heaven has for you
Will all too soon unfold
So many different prayers I'll pray

For all that you might do
But most of all I'll want to know
You're walking in the truth
And if I never told you, I want you to know
As I watch you grow

I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
And that faith gives you the courage
To dare to do great things

I'm here for you whatever this life brings
So let my love give you roots
And help you find your wings

May passion be the wind
That leads you through your days
And may conviction keep you strong
Guide you on your way

May there be many moments
That make your life so sweet
Oh, but more than memories

I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
And that faith gives you the courage
To dare to do great things

I'm here for you whatever this life brings
So let my love give you roots
And help you find your wings

It's not living if you don't reach for the sky
I'll have tears as you take off
But I'll cheer as you fly

I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
And that faith gives you the courage
To dare to do great things

I'm here for you whatever this life brings
So let my love give you roots
And help you find your wings

Meal Planning Monday

Monday, May 11, 2015

It's BACK!  I know, I'm super stoked too.  Planning my meals out for the week makes my life so much easier.

Monday - Steak on the  Grill and Grilled Cabbage

Tuesday - Road trippin' with my love....sooooo out to dinner :)

Wednesday - Creamy Swiss Chicken Bake and Fried Zuchinni

Friday - Out to dinner for my love's birthday

Saturday - All day running, ending with the first cookout of the year

Sunday - BBQ Bacon Sushi Rolls {I made this last week and it was a HUGE hit!} and Broccoli and Cheese

A Proverbs 31 Woman {Week 4}

Sunday, May 10, 2015

She considers a field and buys it; 
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. 
She sets about her work vigorously; 
her arms are strong for her tasks. 
She sees that her trading is profitable, 
and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers. 
Proverbs 31:16-19

This week we see a wife who is a capable, intelligent woman. She has a good savvy business mind; which is very needed when raising a family, especially on one income in these economic times.

The first thing we see is the Proverbs 31 woman considers a field, she doesn't just rashly buy it. Every woman doesn't have to go into real estate and horticulture — the principle here is that this woman uses her mind. She is smart, patient and wise with her finances and doesn't just purchase things on a whim. She considers it, prays about it and talks to her husband about it. She seeks her husband’s approval before making any purchases. She would never make a purchase without consulting her husband first. She spends her money wisely and unselfishly. And I would say she's a saver, since she obviously had the money saved up to purchase the field.

She doesn't just buy the field, she plants a vineyard in it. She is obviously a hard worker. When she has a special project like this, she gets at it and get it done. She doesn't get to the middle of the project and decide it was too hard and give up. She works hard, eagerly and vigorously.

The Proverbs 31 Woman was a BEAST y'all! She took pride not only in her spirit and mind but also her body. She treated her body as if it were a temple. WHY? Not to be beautiful in the worlds eyes, but to be fit and ready for anything GOD called her to do!

We need to have diligence and a heart that's willing to work. Our home is the place where our children's hearts are molded and where they grow spiritually, emotionally and intellectually. Our home is where our husbands come after a hard day of work to find comfort and to relax. A home with a hardworking woman is a complete blessing to her family.

Remember last week we studied a bit on Verse 15 {She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants} and how it ties to Verse 18. A lamp is always kept burning at night in Eastern houses. Since the houses are very small, the careful housewife has to rise at midnight to replenish the oil. While she is up, she often then begins her household work by grinding the corn or preparing something for next day's meals.

I was curious about Verse 19, so I really studied it and researched the meaning. This verse tells us that she performed the work of spinning her flax into thread. The distaff definition is a staff for holding the flax or wool in spinning. The spindle definition is a slender round rod or stick with tapered ends by which thread or yarn is twisted in spinning by hand and on which it is wound.
We also see a reference to spinning in Exodus 35:25 And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen.

She was such an industrious lady! My goodness, even spinning her own thread to make her own fabric to make her family clothes. Wow! As I've said before, I'm not friends with sewing at all. But there are lots of other ways we can apply this to our own lives and do with eager hands to provide for my family. I enjoy loom knitting and can whip up a mean scarf in a few days. There are so many different things we can do with our hands...sewing, knitting or crocheting to name a few.

These verses show a woman who endures, who keeps going, who is strong for all that she must do and be. This week, be willing to get your hands dirty, work hard and show an amazing work ethic. And as we discussed last week, do it without complaining. Remember, your most important work will be done inside the walls of your home!

Mothers Day ♥

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mothers Day to my Mama Marylee. I love you such crazy amounts. I am so grateful for your faith and your never ending courage. You are an amazing example of not only how I should strive to be as a mother, but how I should strive to be as a daughter. The care you gave grandma for years on end was such selfless love. And I am so thankful I got to witness it.  And you are such a great example of who I should strive to be as a woman.  I thank God every single day for the hand He had in all our lives. I am so glad that God answered your prayers 30ish years ago for a baby to love. I am truly so blessed that baby was me.  THANK YOU!

And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
Matthew 18:5

Happy Mothers Day to my birth-mother Lois. I LOVE YOU. And I thank God every single day for the hand He had in all our lives. I am extra thankful that He allowed me to find you {and my brothers} after all those years. Thank you for having an absolute selfless heart all those years ago, without your choice I wouldn't be where I am today.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
Psalm 139:13

To celebrate these two super special women in my life I've written a poem. Love you both!!

Two strong women impacted my life
From the very start.
God joined these women together,
Placed a common thread between their hearts.

In one so young, He created a life,
A beautiful baby girl.
In the other, He placed a longing in her heart
Weighing it heavily on her soul.

The first, heartbroken and confused but faith strong,
Knew the baby wasn't hers to raise.
She watched as the baby was taken from her arms,
And knelt down to God in praise.

As tears rolled down her face,
Filled with a void and so many fears.
She knew the choice was Gods will,
And was so wise beyond her years.

The second, so hopeful with faith strong,
Asked God for a baby to love.
When the sweet girl was placed in her arms
She knew it was a gift directly from above.

Her eyes welled with tears,
looking at the new life entrusted to her care.
"I'm going to raise you with lots of love", she said,
"enough that you can share."

There were tears full of sadness
As one young mother’s heart wept.
There were cries of gladness
As one mother’s heart leapt.

Two very different woman,
With a common selfless heart.
Each asking for God’s guidance,
Following it from the start.

These two special women,
They are forever joined heart to heart
By the same awesome God,
That has been there from the start.

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