Life isn't about getting to the destination

--it's about the journey. So don't think that you have to rush to get to the destination. The destination isn't important; the journey is the important part, what you take time for, what you learn and experience along the way. The journey is also where you find Me and where you learn about Me. That's what life is about, and if you don't take the time to get to know Me, then you will miss the meaning of the whole trip.



For the past year I have been a manager in our center/home. I live with 27 people, soon to be 28, ages 0 -50+ years old. But that’s a whole other story that I don’t have time to go into right now. I will post about it later. Let it suffice to say that my life is very busy and I’ll admit, rather unusual.

So back to my thoughts on my journey. As a tall, gangly, and shy 13 yr old I preferred books to people, silence to talking, and doing things alone to being in crowds of people. When I was 13 an uncle and I went to visit an aunt, whom I had never met before. Although she had kids my age none were home at the time and as they had a whole afternoon of business to discuss I was very bored. This aunt, being sharp enough to notice the subtle signs of boredom in young teenagers promptly asked me “What sun sign are you?” she asked. I was taken back but told her. “Oh, then you’re great at organizing!” she told me, and then proceeded to ask me to sort through some boxes in the garage.

Did I do it? Yes, I sorted, wiped, labeled, scrubbed, stacked, and swept until it was spotless and sparkling. She was surprised and thankful, but not nearly as surprised as I. I could do something! I was good at organizing, and look; there were the shelves and empty boxes in the garage to prove it.

Ok, so skip forward to the present. I home school my kids, ages 1-5, but for the first 2 years of Miss 5’s life I had no idea what to do or how to do it. I was random and disorganized and the very thought of planning a regular schedule made me cringe.

2 years ago Dawn joined our center and became The Princesses main teacher, taking a big load off me and I was left with the “Physical Education” “Arts & Crafts” “Home economics” “Life skills” and all those things that don’t need much planning or thinking ahead.

Last year I was voted as Home Manager, (one who manages the center or home that full time members of TFI work and reside in) and I became less involved in my princesses teaching and more involved in managing. It’s been a great year, although a tough one. My Significant Other was gone for almost 4 months and I juggled the three princesses with the help of the fabulous people I live with, which is also another tale that I won’t go into today, but I do want to say that this time as a manager has taught me priceless life lessons, helped me face my fears in many areas, brought out my weak points, taught me to communicate with others, shown me that I can do difficult things, and brought me to a place where I am happy to give up managing and go back to full time teaching of my 3 munchkins, err, princesses.

Anyways, there you have it. The nominations are posted for all to see. The elections will be held tonight and so I do not have long to wait to see the path that my life will take.


To all the mothers I know... Happy Mothers Day!


Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby.... somebody doesn't know that once you're a Mother,
'normal' is history.
Somebody said you can't love the second child as much as you love the first....somebody doesn't have the two or more children.
Somebody said the hardest part of being a Mother is labor and delivery....somebody never watched her 'baby' get on the bus for the
first day of kindergarten..or on a plane headed for military 'boot camp.'
Somebody said a Mother can stop worrying after her child gets married....somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or
daughter-in-law to a Mother's heartstrings.
Somebody said a Mother's job is done when her last child leaves home....somebody never had grandchildren.

Somebody said your Mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her....somebody isn't a Mother.

This isn't just about being a Mother; it's about appreciating the people in your lives while you have matter who that person is.

Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your Habits, they become character.
Watch your Character, for it becomes your Destiny

'Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle'.

'As you mature, you realize it's better to find someone who's got your back than someone who turns your head.'

'There comes a time in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, and who always will. Don't worry about people from your past,
there's a reason they didn't make it to your future.'

Romans 8v28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose.



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Steppin' out

I love dance! I suck at it but I love to watch good dancing and choreography.
Significant Other & I have been married for 6 years and we (I) wanted to do something together to relax, something that didn't involve our girls or work, as most of our recreational activities revolve around, well, work or kids. :-)
I also wanted to try something new, take on a challenge for the New Year, and several months ago a friend offered to teach us ballroom dancing, so once a week we clear the dinning room floor, put on our dancing shoes, and have fun!

We aren't able to dance every week for various reasons, but it's on our weekly calendar and I enjoy every minute of it. At times I feel like an idiot cos I forget the lesson (smacks forehead), spend the whole lesson on one step (did I mention rhythm is not my forte?), or forget the whole dance (eerk!). Yet our dance teacher (2nd from right) is very positive, I'm amazed at her patience and how she critiques us in a way that makes us feel good about ourselves and that we can learn and that I will get the steps down ...someday.

Although I doubt I will ever be able to dance the way I dream of, I am trying something new and to me that is what matters.

A while back I was watching some clips on YouTube of SYTYCD Australia and came across this guy, who I loved instantly. I kept track of him and was happy to see that he won this years competition. Good stuff!

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