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{sols} texts to breathe

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A little over a year ago, my Mom figured out texting. She was using a not-so-smart phone and it took her a bit longer to spit out a short, simple text. (Remember ... a-a-a? Pressing a number one, two, or three times to select the right letter?)  But, she stayed with it and figured it out.  She's upgraded her phone recently, so I don't think it is as difficult to send a lengthier text these days!

I know it is not her favorite go-to form of communication with me, but some days (or weeks) that's all we have.  We had a set time every Saturday afternoon, when the girls were napping, to chat and talk and reflect on the week.  That precious time is gone as now my four and a half year old babies aren't napping so much.  And if they are, I'm napping too!

So, because my Mom knows I'll read my texts throughout the day, she has accepted this as an every day way to communicate.  I love th…

{sols} ouch

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I looked at the clock realizing that I needed to leave. I grabbed a bag and stuffed two books inside.  Threw my purse and bag over my shoulder.  Picked up my full water in one hand and my keys in the other.  I closed and locked the door behind me.
I walked outside surprised to see the sunshine.  A one-eyed peek to the sky and a forced smile due to the squinting.  It was so good to see the bright sunshine. I closed both eyes for a moment and and a more natural smile appeared.
I suddenly remembered the appointment. Then my foot slipped. My arms flailed in the air.  I felt as though I was moving in slow motion. Surprisingly, I didn't drop a thing as I landed hard on my knees.  I stared at the black driveway in front of my eyes.  Then I slowly stood up.
"Owww," I whispered out loud knowing I pulled some muscles that I didn't even know I had.
I quickly looked around.  No visible neighbor…

{sols} time to breathe

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Last week I shared my one little word for this year. My one little world that I will focus on all year. My one little word that will guide me this year. Just one little word ... instead of all those silly resolutions. My one little word for this year is ...

breathe

How thankful I was that I was already able to practice this one little word. School was cancelled last week due to the extreme cold for not one, not two, but rather three whole days. Daycare was paid for already for the week, so my girls went to "school" as we call it. (I had some mommy guilt.)

I returned home after dropping the girls off, and then I was able to

breathe

Without interruption. Without a "Mommy!! Come here!" Without a sound ... Until my phone rang with a wondering hubby, "Whatcha doing now? I thought you could ..."

"Hmm...that's a good idea. I'll add it to my list. We'll see ...&q…

{sols} just breathe

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I decided to take some time off from blogging over the last couple weeks.  I needed a break.  I was not feeling worthy of sharing words.  I just needed to breathe.  Live life.  Enjoy the moments of now.

Even though I knew that I was missing out on holiday celebrations, slices and stories, and one little word selections.

But I just can't keep up with it all.  And I am okay with that too.  I have "let it go ..."

My one little word was right there, waiting for me.  I never really thought too much about it.  But it's the reminder that I need in all aspects of my life these days ...

Breathe ...  in the word of God, knowing He is in total control.

Breathe ...  during moments of stress and chaos and busyness of life.

Breathe ...  to close my mouth, open my ears, and listen more.

Breathe ...  to find a more balanced life.

Breathe ... during exercise to help create a heathy body.

Breathe ... when…