Busy Soldiers

Dwight Eisenhower said, “Busy soldiers are happy soldiers.”  I read this quote in my early years with six children running around. Summer time always brought the I’m-bored attitude around to harass me as a busy mom.

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You Know How to Play UNO, Don’t You?

Three days’ journey south of our home in the desert are beautiful, green mountains. I was on a retreat there and taking a walk with my friend Barb. Barb has as many children as I do and was raising her children abroad like me. I respect her. I have always been impressed with her children. So when she talks, I listen.

This particular day I was telling her about my youngest, Lil.

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