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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

When Elizabeth was 10 years old John and I got a new bed. He had carried the old frame out and all that was left in our bedroom was the worn out box springs and the old mattress.

Dad was outside and called John over to help him with something. In the meantime, I was vacuuming the bedroom and getting it ready for the new bed.

Elizabeth came in and turned the vacuum off. She said, "Mom how long has it been since you jumped on a mattress?"

I laughed and said, "Probably not since I was a little kid."

She asked me to jump on the old mattress with her. And I told her I had to finish vacuuming. But she persisted and I thought, "Why not?"

I said, "OK, lets jump on this puppy!"

So we jumped and jumped and we laughed our heads off. John came in the room and looked at me like I was crazy.

He said, "What are you doing?"

I said, "I am jumping on an old mattress that is getting ready to be thrown out, what are you doing?"

He shook his head and walked out of the bedroom laughing.

My back hurt for a week after that, but you know what? It was worth it.

We need to seize those moments we have with our kids to do something that is child like. Elizabeth has never forgotten that day. And I haven't either.

Tonight's song, Puff the Magic Dragon, by Peter, Paul and Mary
I hope you have time to listen to it..

Life is fleeting, please seize all the moments to be happy that you can..

Love Nita

Monday, March 2, 2009

Dream Big...

There are so may dreams inside of me ready to burst out. And today I just felt them come to my mind while I was washing dishes, sweeping and picking up. I am going to accomplish my dreams and goals if it takes me my whole life to do it because I am determined.

Tonight I want to encourage you to dream big dreams. What do you have to lose?

Have big goals..

You can do anything you put your mind to. I write this not only to encourage you but to encourage me too.


How many times have you had someone tell you couldn't do something? You can do it!

What do you dream of doing? Do it..Make it happen.

If you have never had anyone believe in you, I believe in you.

This song is, Anyway by Martina McBride
If you have time to listen to it you will be encouraged.

xoxo Nita
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