Today as soon as I picked my five year old up from kindergarten, I could tell she was in, what I like to call, one of her “moods”. She was crying over everything, not being herself, and acting so uptight. My immediate reaction was to get annoyed. And say “you’re almost six, why are you
Dear sweet Hannah Grace, My beautiful daughter, my life changer, my literal gift from God. I want you to know some things about yourself that others may not know. I want to tell you how you’ve impacted not only mine, but so many lives around this whole big world. I want to tell you about
Some people dread going to the theater because of stories like this, here’s what happened: One night, Rebecca Boyd went to see a movie with her daughter Ashley at the Tannehill Premiere Cinema 14 in Bessemer, Alabama. Things weren’t going so well for their family as her husband just got laid off from work. So
If you will ask someone about the role of motherhood, a lot of people would talk about her responsibilities to her child. What most people fail to realize is that a mother has tons of other responsibilities in her hands. Aside from nurturing her precious child, a mother has to take care of herself, her
As the song of Andy Williams say, ‘Christmas is the most beautiful time of the year,’ for it’s a season of being together as a family. Unfortunately, for a grieving mother whose son died recently, it’s the most difficult time of the year. While Sarah Tanner is in the middle of embracing the grief amid
Things can get really busy during the holidays. From Christmas shopping, festive home decorations, to connecting to distant loved ones. A lot of things happen during this season, all over the world. But for John Dorroh, he didn’t understand why his mother disappeared for a few hours every Christmas Eve, until he reads a letter
Parenting does not end when children become independent adults. No matter what age their children are, parents constantly care about their children’s well-being. In fact, one recent study shows that parents are losing sleep and experience stress caused by worry on their children’s health, financial status, career, social relationships, and other life concerns. The ‘empty
Random acts of kindness happen all around the world. And when we say all around the world, we literally mean in every corner of the world, for instance, even inside an airplane. A first class passenger decided to give up his seat for a mother and her sick baby. Kelsey Rae Zwick, was travelling with
I am in my late 50s. You’d think by now I have this whole “Motherhood” thing all figured out. My kids were moving along in school, getting decent grades, graduating… then, BAM! I became a parent to adults. Anyone who thinks they won’t worry about their children after they turn 18 has an eye-opening moment coming.
It is amazing just how far a mother’s love could take her children. With her unwavering love, unfaltering support, and unstoppable dedication a mother from China is showing the world the great feats a mother’s unconditional love can conquer. When Zou Hongyan from Hubei, China gave birth to her son in the year 1998, she
Birthday parties are a staple in every child’s life, and parents especially know the level of preparation that comes with it. Invitations are sent out to guests days prior to the event. The food to be served is meticulously prepared and the party place is filled with decorations. Having ticked everything off the checklist, the
Earlier this week we went to get Zeke’s senior yearbook pictures. On the way, I noticed his hands. Working hands. Hands that look familiarly like my dad’s work-stained hands and like Brandon’s in the early years of our marriage. I told him not to worry about it because they were doing head-shots. I was wrong.