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She Arises While it is Yet Dark…

…to tie skates, tape shin guards, snap helmets and drink coffee.  Yes, I know not your typical Proverbs 31 wife (although that whole concept is yet another post), but tending to things of the home can be broad these days.  

Like his three brothers before him, Mom has the caboose on skates as soon as possible  ~ this stems partly from my love for the game (which I have managed to keep in check over the years) and the never ending quest to actually wear my kids out by the end of the day.  

The Hockey Life with Sam is a new norm to be sure.  Full armor inc. the dreaded “cup” are no laughing matter when it comes to sensory sensitivity and his high sense “awareness” of all things near/around/touching him ~ the struggle is real.

Some how though, at the end of the day we get this…

 Enough said.


**** just looked back and saw this is my second hockey post ~ oops! 

* Gratitude Sunday *


Gratitude * Sunday
Sunday’s heartfelt tradition.
A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful.
A list of gratitudes, our gratefulness feeds one another.
Quoted from Taryn Wilson
Joining the Gratitude Sunday Tradition at Wooly Moss Roots

Better late than never, they say…

This we I am grateful for ~

* The bounty of a friend’s Homestead and their overwhelming generosity to share.

* The last-minute decision to bring my favorite piece of cast iron on the road.

*THIS face.  #sammylove

 * A new season of life for Big Daddy.

* milestones achieved *bikeriding


* The fact that over the years when the idea of selling the Tin Can came up, I always declined and held onto it. #aviontrailer

* A Mom who says, “Call me anytime and if you need lunch, I’d love to pay”! Lol, I chuckle but love it just the same. #mamalove

* Good friends who have shown my children just how big their hearts can be. #aplacetocrash

* Salt Lamps

* Crocs (always)

* sharing a meal with friends who are more like family #familytable

* Colored sharpies and color books

* The local public library

* God’s earth


* Worship


(I just this pic from our road trip home from Colorado, a small country church in Elk Mountain WY)

* Good teachers willing to teach

* My small but very accommodating bath tub in the Tin Can

* The iphone camera

* My Son in law willing to leave family and friends do his job far from home ~ come home soon.