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Last week my family went to Lake Sacajawea to ride bikes with the Gs - my Darling Daughter brought me back a leaf - and I'm keeping it!!
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The photo of the toes - with the sand is awesome! Great photo!! You are an amazing Mom, great writer, and a pleasure to be around.
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Exactly. My Darling Daughter builds relationships with anything - sticks, rocks, dolls, whatever. My son can bang anything on anything and laugh in the process. His favorite thing to beat on is is Daddy! ;)
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2011 on Sunroom Lego Battles at The Inadvertent Farmer
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Kim, I cannot even imagine what this is like. I have never loved so well as since I've had kids - and you, the epitome of mommytude... well I just don't understand. Two days ago I had a 95 year old lady in the back of my ambulance. Out of the blue, she mentioned that she had lost a six-week-old daughter back in the 1940s. It broke my heart to hear her relate this. A Mama never forgets and someday soon you'll hold those little ones again. Good bless you friend!
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2010 on Loss, Time, and Healing at The Inadvertent Farmer
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Cute puppy! I'm sorry for the stress.
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2010 on Life Rearranged at The Inadvertent Farmer
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I never understood death until my own Mom died four years ago. I've always been appropriately compassionate - but I never really understood the emptiness until losing the only person on this earth that loved me without condition. I am most saddened that my kids never got to know her. (BTW, she would have love you Kim - you are the type of crafty, sensual, homemaker that she was) Please tell Keith that "I understand" and that he is not alone during this time. You all are in our prayers.
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As a community organizer, and leader, this is the message I've also preached: If people share more, the world will become more open and connected. And a world that's more open and connected is a better world. These are still our core principles today. Transparency, in partnership with its cousin, authenticity, will open us to relationships and experiences that will enable us to overcome the hindrances we all face. The community that forms, makes us all stronger. My struggle with Facebook is that I doubt their sincerity, and they haven't earned my trust. They need my data to make a profit. So, while the vision Zuckerberg espouses, is in alignment with mine, I'm not sure if we both have altruistic purposes. I would like to hear more about how he intends to accomplish this vision, and what he believes will be the outcome of attaining it.
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"The drip, drip, drip could move large numbers of younger people to look elsewhere to meet their spiritual needs, adding momentum a trend that is already well underway." You're right Monte. The implications for all of Christianity are staggering - especially the larger, centralized church structures. Within Adventism, I've been impressed and encouraged by the restructuring of ARM and the R&H. But what we really need is a systematic restructuring of the entire bureaucratic hierarchy.
Thank you Denis, excellent, as always. Oh that some of our administrators would be willing to show this level of leadership.
An exterminator once told me that a mouse can fit through a hole the size of a dime. Things like this usually make me gag, but not today. However, I thought back to the time when I was volunteering at Big Lake and as we were refilling the syrup containers, after a breakfast of syrup-laden pancakes, we discovered a dead mouse in the bottom of the now empty bulk syrup container. I gagged for weeks at the mere thought of that - and your post, and photos made me think of that, and now I'm gagging again. #sigh.
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Jobs are like buses. If you don't like where yours is taking you, get off and find one that will. In the past 35 years, I've been a backhoe operator, firefighter, paramedic, EMS manger, IT professional, retail/wholesale general manger, pastor, community start-up entrepreneur, writer, and Dad. I agree with you - it is important to find satisfaction in the one place that dominates almost 50% of one's waking hours (and in many cases, more).
I recognize a two-year old's hand prints, in that flower dust! ;) Nice foot photo over on the PW site!
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Very nice - I love the simplicity, the eclecticness, and the beauty!
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Feb 2, 2010