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When you don’t want to let anyone down:

“You have never yet forsaken those who trust in you.”

Psalm 9:10




When you take a break from life and just enjoy the day:

“There are the moments we can’t afford to miss, the heart-seeking moments that defy questions, cancel doubts, and defeat fear. The ways God shows his attentiveness in breathtaking, personal exchanges.

I see you – I know you – I hear you.”

God in every moment calendar

2/27 CT

Move over, Mom

Moving day was very telling as I watched my daughter’s roommate interact with her Mom.  She didn’t seem to need a mother, had her own ideas and wanted to do it herself.

What played out in front of my eyes was what had been challenging my heart.

Finally, I heard the daughter insist, “Mom – where are those hooks I told you not to bring?”

They do need our guidance; those words told me a lot.

There’s a Part III ?!?!

Yes, there is. My last entry was meant to be a one part sequel. However, our summer downsizing project seems to be on the upswing. Baby girl helped Dad clean his bedroom closet!  The cleaning follow-up post-it notes  have been irritating but getting him to toss items makes her the queen of motivational cleaning!!

She knows exactly how to coerce and manage him. It was clear from the first note that she got his buy-in to approach the not-in-a-million-years project:

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I was still the one to lug them away and make the drop-off but I did it with a spring in my step and the spirit of Santa Claus.  I also have a documented audit trail so there can be no backlash!

The next note I reacted to with the same enthusiasm:

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I couldn’t take the trash out to the garage fast enough!

Of course I still inherited work from their labor…

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…but it’s nice to know they think I’m the entrepreneur of the family.

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It was also sweet to learn my daughter wants to wear an old camouflage sweater from Dad’s younger days.

What I had a problem with was when I saw they had questioned my decorating skills:

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No, we are not getting rid of my two Currier prints in the antique frames with the original bubble glass.

No, we are not getting rid of my inspiring Soyer print.

No, we are not getting rid of great uncle Harrison’s heirloom.

I’ll bow to the queen for helping us clean a closet but I am not her court jester.