"I am the true vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them will bear much fruit." John 15:5

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Shout out to Noah!

Crazy! We have had horrible rains in Atlanta for days and days and seriously I was looking out for the animals. Are they starting to pair up? Maybe. Above is a picture of a really nice restaraunt in Atlanta that is over 5 1/2 feet under water! So sad! We were blessed that we are on the hill in our neighborhood and have a tiny creek in our back yard so they only issue we delt with is our gutters need to be cleaned out. My rose bush is sitting on its side in my back yard. Rain, rain. . . Major streets are flooded and basements are flooded and roofs are leaking but that you God (because we really don't need one more thing right now) we had no flooding, no leaking, no accidents. Just 2 little ones who had a "flood day" off of school! Stay safe fellow Atlantans. I am praying for you.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Puppy Love

I also stumbled across an article on calculating a dog's age...thought it was worth sharing this:

According to this, Comet the Dog and R are about the same age!

"The official formula, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, equates the first year of a medium-sized dog's life to 15 years of a human's. The dog'...s second year equals nine years for a human. And after that, every year feels like five for a dog.

=> Click here to calculate your dog's age

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Random Act of Kindness

The other day I came home from a long day and I went outside to check on the mail as usual and I found a very unexpected present...a flower, a daisy, wrapped in tissue and a ribbon with a card that read. .
"Heather, Sorry H struggled with soccer. You are a great Mom and I hope you have a great week. Kristen"
Wow! A mom who is not exactly close to me sent me a flower because she saw me struggling with my daughter at her first soccer practice/game. My daughter has been having a hard time lately going into new situations. Although she is 4, she screams and cries when she goes to ballet(she has taken it happily for 2 years), soccer (she begged me to put her in this year), takes a picture for her team or recital. I am at my wits end trying to convince her that she is going to love it and that I am right here to watch etc.
I turned to Kristen(during a particularly difficult time last Saturday) and said to her" What do I do, do you have any suggestions? She recognized that I was struggling and trying so hard to help my daughter and she took time out of her day to let me know that she cares!! Wow! Isn't that just the coolest!? I called her imediately and thanked her and told her I was floored with her thoughtfulness. Now I am inspired to thinkof a Mom who I can be kind to! Who can you think about today? Leave a small flower and a note for her. She will never forget it!