Wednesday, December 31, 2008

In with the New

As you have noticed, the ManyMeadows are taking a blogging break.



Come back next week, January 5, 2009 for more thoughts, ideas and encouragement.  You can expect some things on heritage, finances, Abbi and Andrew's upcoming wedding, Alexander and Katie's recent travels and schooling, Ali's recipes, Erin's educational  exploits and more Dear Robin and What Do You Think?



In the meantime, check out:

a great fictional story packed with a great message

a new blogger

the encouragment to have a healthier 2009

a few pics of Switzerland,  Paris, Prague and Slovakia where Alexander and Katie are currently travelling

Thanks to all of you for stopping by and especially for leaving your encouraging comments.  Looking foward to another year of the blogging community!

~Robin

Have any questions you'd like to ask any of us?  Ask away!

1 comment:

Donna said...

Have you read Turnaroundmom? It is a book. Can't remember the authors name. I read it last night at Barnes and Noble. It was good. It discusses the effects of growing up in an abusive home on family life and how to become a turnaroundmom. Not repeating the cycle. I should probably be emailing you this rather than leaving it in a comment because it has absolutely nothing to do with your post. But, you did ask if we have any questions! Ha!

Ok. so. This is my favorite quote from the book.

"We also create intensity to divert our attention from what really matters: the sometimes boring option of simply taking care of ourselves and our families."

then this.

"But when we ask for help from others, put structure in our lives, and face life on life's terms, God really does "do For us what we cannot do for ourselves." He takes the routine of our days and strings those days together like pearls on a treasured necklace, helping us to turn one day at a time, our once hopeless lives into cherished family heirlooms that make a difference expecially for our children. "

Ok and this----"Becoming a TurnAroundMom----The one who says, THE INSANITY STOPS HERE!"

ok. a couple more....ha ha

"I knew that to raise my chilrdren, I must First respect and raise myself----every day!"

"Starting right now, do your best not to rush yourself, or your children. RUSHING IS ABUSIVE!!!"

ONE MORE!

"It's easier to change your attitude about your child than it is to change your child."
AMEN!

It was such a good read!
Highly recommend it!