Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Life's Little Situations

Life is filled with those little situations that happen little Gunnar (left) here. When this little man gazed into the toy box, he saw lots of things he knew would make him happy to touch, to hold, all little taste. However when he reached in the toy box, he got an unexpected surprise. I call these unexpected surprises "Life's Little Situations."

I'm proud of my sons. They fill me with excitement as I watch their lives unfold. They know how to enjoy the simple things in life, and they are becoming quite skilled at handling Life's Little Situations. I honor them for their love and wisdom.

But even as proud of them as I am, I sometimes look into the toy box myself and dream of the days when they were Gunnar's age, of when I could pick them up and hold them close, of when they would lay their little heads on my shoulder and fall asleep, and of when their Life's Little Surprises were as inconsequential as falling into the toy box.

Monday, March 22, 2010


It is hard for parents to watch someone inflict pain on one of their children! Here is a picture of a man shooting my youngest son with a Tazer. While I know it was part of his job as a Correction's Officer in Tazer training to be shot with one, it is still hard for me to see it. I guess that is why the picture taker hid the shooter's keep 'ol DaD from coming down south and kickin some SC booty. :-)