Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ah-ha moments

A couple of years ago, I read the book "For Women Only" by Shaunti Feldhahn. That book made me understand so many things about men. I wanted to buy the book for every woman that I know. My husband, dad, brothers and guy friends all started to make more sense. I could give them much more grace after reading that book. Moreover, my expectations of guys changed once I understood them better.

I bought "For Young Women Only" by Feldhahn and Rice for my daughter. She loved it! She had many "ah-ha" moments herself while reading it. I am thrilled for her to have the opportunity to learn about boys in a way that helps her understand how they think and in a way that teaches her to be honorable and respectful to guys.

Is it ignorance or arrogance that leads society to diss guys and stereotypically label them as dunces?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Riding Horses

While growing up, did you ever have an activity where you shined? I never did have anything in which I excelled. I enjoyed raising sheep my last two years of high school, but I was not great at it. I was not able to play sports during my school years and I was only okay at band and choir. I was one of those nice girls who was very average. I did not even realize that I was missing much as I recall.

My daughter has not tried many activities growing up, mainly because my health has not permitted our family to be very active. Now that my Periodic Paralysis is better managed, I can help Princess explore her passions. It has not taken long to find her passion. She is a horse lover ... And has loved horses since she was two years old.

She has been riding for over a year and still gets butterflies of joy in her stomach when we drive up to the horse barn. What a joy to see her so happy and to have a place where she shines.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I have read a few books lately that I have really enjoyed. My daughter reads like the wind, so it is hard to keep up with her.

She checked out a series from the library called The Door Within series. It's a trilogy. Very fun and action-filled. Dragons, sword fighting, love and heroism. I recommend this series for fun as well as having great teaching illustrations for life circumstances. My husband always says, "meet them in the book".

I read the first book in the Lion series by Francine Rivers, A Voice In The Wind. What a great and heart-breaking book. I can't wait to read the next two books in the series.