Independence Blvd

You’ve grown up too fast. Before my eyes… so hard to grasp. I’m sad… I’m happy… I’m frightened… I’m excited. Walking behind… Your little five year old legs. In the direction of that big yellow school bus. Transportation to get you where you need to go. Out into the big world. Independence Blvd. That’s theContinue reading “Independence Blvd”

Lessons I’ve Learned From Temporarily Single Parenting

My husband has been teaching in China for a little over four weeks. We have 12 more days until he will be home. Lessons I’ve learned from my six week stent of single parenting. 1. Dads are needed! Despite what the world teaches about men being useless and continually making men out to be dumb…Continue reading “Lessons I’ve Learned From Temporarily Single Parenting”

Crystal’s “Turn the Table” Over Moment

I’m frustrated. You thinking… Wow… Not like Crystal to blog about something negative or out of frustration? Let me clarify: I’m not saying I never feel negative or frustrated, just ask my husband and children. However, right now I have a bone to pick. Usually, I decide to wait until my frustration passes but rightContinue reading “Crystal’s “Turn the Table” Over Moment”

Thankful For An Amazing Vacation

We drove all day yesterday and returned to our home sweet home at 7:30 p.m. We had an amazing vacation and I can’t stop praising The Lord for the wonderful memories we made as a family. Leaving the ocean was hard! When I’m standing next to the ocean with my family, watching the sunset, GodContinue reading “Thankful For An Amazing Vacation”

Heaven By The Sea

Together we stroll… Her tiny hand, holds on tight. Walking beside the ocean, she giggles as each wave catches her feet. Her stature tiny, in comparison to the vast… powerful body of water. Yet, she’s not afraid. She is filled with giddiness. Together we sit, staring out at the sea. The two of us watchContinue reading “Heaven By The Sea”

When Your Child Ministers to Your Heart

Tonight my son Robby and I were cleaning out the van and a song came on the radio. The song was “Thank You”, by Ray Boltz. This past November I sang this song at my uncles funeral. Suddenly, I missed my uncle deeply and tears began falling from my eyes. My son suddenly became quietContinue reading “When Your Child Ministers to Your Heart”

Maybe God’s “No” Actually Means “Later”

We plead to God… “Lord, give me this desire!” His response {most often} fails our instantaneous expectations. Do we assume… His answer is “no”. When maybe… His answer is “yes”… but “later”. Do we trust his word… {Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door willContinue reading “Maybe God’s “No” Actually Means “Later””

Lessons From a Five Year Old

My son Daniel was playing at his friends house yesterday afternoon.  His friend’s mother is one of my best friends.  My cell phone rang and it was my friend.  She said, “Crystal, I don’t wan’t you to freak you out but I need to call 911 for Daniel.”  Her son playing around threw a musicContinue reading “Lessons From a Five Year Old”