Monday, April 21, 2014

Writing Prompt

Write a paragraph about any of these people in this picture...If you like, you may use this starting line.

The group had always......

Thursday, April 17, 2014

It Wasn't Your Baby

I am reading a small booklet from Chicken Soup, titled A Taste Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul. In this booklet there is a short story by Jim Stovall titled Mountain Movers, where two tribes are warring, a mountain tribe and a lowland tribe.The mountain tribe kidnaps a lowlander baby and flees to the mountains, and the lowlanders try to go to rescue the baby. Unfamiliar with climbing mountains they try for days to climb, never achieving more than a few hundred feet. After days of trying they give up, only to see a lowlander woman coming down the mountain, carrying the baby. When questioned about how she did this when the warriors failed, she replied "it wasn't your baby."
Tears filled my eyes as I read that, causing me to wonder how many times do we give up on something because it is not "our baby." Not our dream. Well writing is my baby, it is my dream, and this gave me a new burst of energy to never give up! This story was a prod to know that this isn't just a whim, or a passing fancy, it is a gift, given to me from God. Just like my children were. So maybe my new motto is "It wasn't your baby." 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Today Wednesday April 2nd

is Children's Book Day according to this website.

It is observed on Hans Christan Anderson's birthday.

I would love to hear about some of your favorite children's books.  Books or series you remember reading as a child.

For me I loved The Little House on the Prairie series, read them all over and over again.
I also loved Anne of Green Gables series.

I loved Nancy Drew and also the Hardy Boys, Trixie Belden.

So many books that I loved as a kid.  I loved going to the library during the summer.