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Saturday, February 5, 2011

A snowy day...again

Well, it’s been awhile.  I really don’t know what to write, but I feel that I should be writing something.  “They" say you should blog every day, even when you don’t feel like blogging, that your most honest, heart-felt writing can come from those days you don’t feel like here we go!

My children are spread out amongst the 1000 square feet that is our lovely little really is lovely, and I try to be thankful!  I watch them interact and go about their little lives and think back to the carefree days of my childhood.  You want to grow up so badly that you can hardly stand it, not knowing the days that are ahead.  My parents did a pretty good job of hiding any difficulties from us kids growing up.  I mean, we knew we weren’t rich, but we probably had no idea how tight things really were for our family.

I watch Carter running around like a crazy man, eating everything in sight and try not to worry how we will feed the child as he grows...he is sure to send us straight into poverty with his appetite!  He can out-eat most of the rest of the family.

I wonder what life will be like for each of my kids.  Their hopes, their dreams.  Which ones will be fulfilled and which ones will be crushed.  That’s hard to think about.  That I can’t make every dream come true for my kids.  And how do you encourage them to have those hopes and dreams without throwing in your own cynicism?  It would be easy to tell them they were silly for dreaming so big, that the dreams of being whatever it is they want to be are so far fetched...but, who knows?  No one!

I remember teachers, counselors, pretty much everybody in my life tried to tell me not to go to Bible College.  They said I was wasting my intelligence, my knowledge, that I should go to a big University and get my degree in the medical field, or law...but I was not to be deterred.  I knew what I wanted and it didn’t involve any of those things.  It is, exactly what I dreamed it would be.  Married to my high school sweetheart and raising a whole bunch of wonderful kids!  Really. Has it been easy? Um, NO! But am I where I am supposed to be? ABSOLUTELY! I hope my children are learning that life isn’t always easy, but if we work together we can accomplish just about anything!

As you enjoy all of these snow days, remember to just take some time to enjoy your kids.  These days are precious and far between.  It isn’t often that we are all “trapped” together with nowhere to go and nothing to do.  Pull out the game of Life, or Monopoly, or a puzzle and enjoy the time together.  Listen to your kids chatter about their hopes and dreams and let them know that ANYTHING is possible!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Crazy Mom, Crazy Wife, Crazy Life

Wendy Jo


  1. Hey Wendy, this is Jennifer Treiber Nolterieke. I've read a few of your blogs and comments that come up on facebook occasionally. I really like reading what you write. You're very transparent and refreshing! Your family is so precious! I'd love to know more about what you and Matt are doing right now...I suppose I could perhaps find out more if I read your "complete bio". Well, my little people are screaming and my two year old is at the keyboard now...praying for you and your holy endeavor of motherhood!

  2. Jennifer! I often have wondered about you and your family. I am glad you enjoy the blog. I really do enjoy writing it (most of the time). It is a great outlet and I always hope it helps encourage a few other moms out there! :0) We will def have to catch up. Whether email or facebook I’d love to talk to you! Enjoy your day! :0)