Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I have a camera full of images to upload and remarks to go along. The above images are of Kate and Olivia from last Thursday. They were taken during Parker's swim team practice. It was a beautiful day out, so we loaded up scooters and soccer balls (and doll strollers!) and decided to enjoy the weather while she practiced. Unfortunately, my flash was on most of the time, so many of the other images are a little more "artsy" than I intended them to be:). But these ... these are sweet and definitely forever hold a moment in time.

The Davenport School is in session right now. Some are testing, some are finishing up an assignment ... two little ones are in busy in the world of imagination ... playing & singing & imagining all by themselves. I could sit and listen to them all day! Very pleasant, pure and wonderful.

I started reading The Trumpet of the Swan to Parker and Patterson yesterday. Love the book. Love the memories I have of first reading it to Hanson Ellis several summers ago. There is a conversation between the Cob and the Swan in Chapter 3 that just makes me stop and think every time I read it. It is such a beautiful illustration of a true mother.

"My dear," said her husband, the cob, one afternoon, "do you never find your duties onerous or irksome? Do you never tire of sitting in one place and in one position, covering the eggs, with no diversions, no pleasures, no escapades, or capers? Do you never suffer from boredom?"

"No," replied his wife. "Not really."

"Isn't it uncomfortable to sit on eggs?"

"Yes, it is," replied the wife. "But I can put up with a certain amount of discomfort for the sake of bringing young swans into the world."

I think many times we as mothers forget that are job is not always pleasant or easy or exciting or thrilling ... but it is always worth it. Very much well worth it!

I hope you all have a great day. Give thanks to the Lord this day. Praise Him whose love reaches to the Heavens, and whose faithfulness reaches to the skies. Psalm 36.5

To God be the Glory!


  1. Thank you MK - I really needed that today....it is one of those days with the 3 year old and I am wondering "WHY have I decided I want to Home School next year?" I just really needed to read/hear what you wrote:) You are awesome!

  2. Mary Katherine... thank you for always sharing your beautiful thoughts and of course... pictures!