I was Christmas shopping at the mall with Anthony, my seven year old grandson. He saw a bell ringer from the Salvation Army. He chimed in with the … Continue Reading Sharing with the Bell Ringer
My grandchildren like to listen to Radio Disney or hip-hop. Maybe they are one in the same, beats me! Some of the songs they know by heart. Don’t … Continue Reading Listen To The Music
Reading is like wrapping yourself in a soft cozy throw on a winter’s day. It’s snowing outside, but the hot chocolate you’re sipping warms the atmosphere as well … Continue Reading Love Found in the Library
Sometimes when grandkids get together they’re rowdy. Our grandson Anthony is 6. When he gets with his sister who is 10 he can be rambunctious. Racing, pillow fights or arguing. … Continue Reading The Value of Restoring a Break
You may be so busy the tasks at hand seem overwhelming. There is much work to do to provide for your kids and grandkids. So how do you … Continue Reading The Marvels of Rest
The reality of heaven has been called in to question. By skeptics and Christians alike. We don’t believe in heaven because we hope it’s real, but because we … Continue Reading Heaven?
My six year old grandson said when I get angry I want to cuss. Trying not to show shock or disapproval, I thought this is a great opportunity … Continue Reading Success Despite a Shock
Anthony is facing new challenges today as he has done all his short life. The first day of first grade. Most of us remember when it was us. A scary … Continue Reading Fulfilling Firsts While Never Alone
How do you survive the pain and procedure that comes with poking and prodding? I had to go to the Dr’s office the other day and the movie … Continue Reading Resolving Pain
By Sam Bowman Today I am in Logan, West Virginia for Freedom Festival. I stepped out of my hotel this morning and looked at the beautiful hills right across the … Continue Reading Coming Home
5 Indicators Mom & Dad Are Ready To Take Children Back By Debra Susan Bowman Who knew how life changing T-ball could be? We were raising our five … Continue Reading Anthony’s Journey Home
"A mother is not made so much in the birth of a child as in what she births in the child." Debra Susan Bowman
Mother’s day should not be so much about how the kids turn out, but about turning out for the mother (grandmother) who gives so much. A true (grand)mother gives her time, her finances, her attention, her toil, her hopes and dreams, in short, she gives whatever it takes for the children to have the opportunity to grow up whole, healthy and happy, even if, and especially if, it is her children’s children.
Today is mothers day. What a great day to celebrate all that a mother is. But, today is a sad day for many grandmothers. From the moment Eve had Cain children have not always made choices that honored their mother. But let’s not make being a mother about what the kids do with the life they are given. Let’s make it about honoring the mother, or grandmother, who gives them the life they have. Let’s make it a time to be thankful for all the effort a mother (In this day and age a grandmother) who gives so much in the parenting, or reparenting, of another generation, where mom has gone absent.
So, grandmother, take a twenty four hour vacation from all you worry about, and just relax. For today, for this twenty four hours, set it aside to celebrate what you do for the other 24/7 - 364, lets turn out for all the grandmothers and say a big, huge, thank you.
You are loved! You are saving a generation. Their children are your children. Celebrate the opportunity to reparent and you will receive the greatest joy a mother can have; to save a child, to grow a child, so they might be all they should be for their child.
Finally! Warmth, sunshine, birds chirping, and trees budding. Spring is upon us in all its glory. There’s yard work. flowers, and gardens. So much to do, so little … Continue Reading Six Ways to Make Spring Cleaning Sweet
After my son died I found myself doing many things, such as planning a funeral and buying diapers. We got guardianship of his 18 month old son, our grandson Anthony. … Continue Reading Relief from Grief