22. There is very often an irony in people's lives that they don't see - case in point - Jack so wants - still at mid-50s - his father's approval. His father is never going to show it in the way Jack needs to see it. Every day LT wants Jack's approval. Jack is never going to show it in the way LT needs to see it. I hope LT hears me and knows that we love him no matter what - his worth is not based on his performance.
23. I still love to garden and am so thankful that we have the space in our yard for flowers and beauty.
24. Watching your children grow up is hard. Much more difficult than being overwhelmed when they were small. If only you could know that when they are small.
25. I still wonder how two (or more) children can start out with the same 2 parents and come out so completely different, act with completely differing sets of morals and actions. They experienced the same parenting, yet are wired nothing alike.
26. Just when you think winter will never end, spring arrives. What a relief.
27. The unconditional love of a dog is an amazing gift.
28. God will work things out in a better way than you can possibly imagine, if you can be patient and trust that He knows what He's doing. And with the exception of your own actions/reactions, you are not in control. At All. Ever.
29. There was a time when I thought I could protect my children from any harm. I was wrong.
30. I was also wrong about my ability to change someone else.
31. It's awesome to see God working in the everyday.
32. Once upon a time, we lived with no television. It was wonderful.
33. It was during that time that my love of reading grew into a passion.
34. What you put into your mind definitely affects what you feel in your heart.
35. You have to laugh or you will cry. Laughter is always better.
36. "Make hay while the sun's shining" is kind of an ironic saying to me since the only time hay baling is ever done seems to be the hottest, most humid day(s) of the year.
37. Why are there Braille letters on a drive-up ATM?
38. Naps are wasted on children. The parents are the ones who need the naps - still.
39. Seeing your children performing music is a gift. Don't take it for granted.
40. Knowing how to have a conversation with people face to face seems to be a dying art. Let's practice it more often.
Okay, that's all I've got for today. In case you're wondering, that leaves 60 more bits of knowledge left for me to impart. It's like I'm some kind of oracle. Ha ha ha ha.
Have a great Monday.