Sometimes it's just a small world. Many years ago, Caleb met a new couple at church that had recently moved to Moses Lake from Maple Valley, WA where they had previously attended the same church Caleb and I were attending during our engagement. Not only had they been going to the same church but they joined the same small group we had been part of all just shortly after we had been married and moved to Salem. How fun to meet people with some of the same ties as us!
I have been brainstorming quite a few blog topics lately and even started drafting a few posts. My folder of drafts that never seem to be finished is growing and not really helping anyone, so let's get some actual posts up, shall we? As I am sandwiched between two of my kiddos birthdays currently, what better time to start a series on birthday cakes and celebrations! This ought to be fun, after all with four children ages 11 to 4 we have celebrated 31 birthdays with our own children alone. That seems so crazy! Sometimes the celebrations have been big and sometimes they have been small but they have always been wonderful times of celebration. So here we go, the Scratch Mom Birthday Blog series begins now!
Today I decided to write in honor of a dear friend. Being as a lot of my writing here at Just A Branch focus’ on life’s tougher moments, and how we deal with them, this post will fit right in. Being “just a branch” comes with it the privilege of mingling with other leaves on the tree, so to speak. About a week ago we had some spare time on our hands during the afternoons, being as it was parent teacher conference week at school. I had this idea to have the Bauer girls over to share with my brood about diabetes and they’re mother, Sarah was thrilled to indulge us.
Today I had planned to take the kids out to Tonnemakers Farm in Royal City, together with a couple other moms and their kiddos. However upon waking I found that the rain, that had lulled me to sleep, was still here creating a gray and soggy day-not quite ideal for taking kids to a farm. So we will reschedule for another day and instead enjoy a cozy afternoon indoors. With the extra time I have, I thought I ought to post a few updates on the projects going on around our home this past week.
For those who have lost an unborn child the most logical response it seems would be to have another child. Rarely it seems, do couples, refuse not to continue their dream of having a family. Most who are able to maintain hope know that they can never replace the child lost, nor do they intend that to be the outcome, but they do desire to have a child they can hold.
Hi, I'm Sharon
...and these are my adventures as a mom, as a musician, and as a writer using my creative abilities to navigate this life. It is my hope that in some way my life is an encouragement to you. Come join me as I strive to embrace contentment and gratitude amidst this busy, exhausting and wonderful life.