Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Piglet and Pooh.


This girl loves fashion.
She loves make up.

She thinks about these things a lot.

Sometimes it worries me and I lecture her....
I go on and on and on and on and on.

And then I turn and look at her square in the face and say,

"What I'm trying to a nutshell... gotta love Jesus more than yourself.  Do you love Jesus more?"

And she says Yes.

And I say.


And then we laugh.

Because I'm so nutty this way.

And then I say....

"Go read some scriptures...."

and then we laugh some more.

For heavens sake.

Your pal,


  1. Anonymous10:04 AM

    Love this! It sounds like you and Katie have a wonderful relationship :)

    Krista W.

  2. Not so nutty - you're doing your job. You are an awesome Mom.

    ** the flip side of this, in my humble opinion :-) is ...

    Does she know how much Jesus loves her; that He is crazy about her?

    I'm thinkin' that she would say a big Yes to that too :-)

    Another good reason to read the scriptures - they remind me how much He loves me. I can forget a lot of the time.


    1. BIGTIME like. Beloved!!!!

    2. Anonymous6:17 PM

      love and prayers, jep

    3. Hi Steph! So grateful to be His Beloved :-)

      Hi jep! Hey, it feels like I haven't seen you around these parts much lately? xxx Hope all is well.

      (of course I was on vacation for a bit.)

  3. Anonymous10:29 AM

    Love it! And Amen!

    Sarah P. from Iowa


  4. Your post reminds me of a well-known poem which in turn describes your girls, imo. It details the best way to maintain beauty, a fashion that never goes out of style. It was originally written for the poet's granddaughter, but popularized by actress Audrey Hepburn.

    For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

    For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

    For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

    For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

    For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.

    People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody.

    Remember, If you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.

    As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

    The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

    The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows.

    by Sam Levenson
    American humorist, writer, journalist and television host
    1911 - 1980

    1. wonderful :-)

      Reminds me of another Audrey Hepburn quote (I hope she really said it):

      "I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls". Love this.

    2. Really nice piece, Dana, thank you for sharing it. My mind went immediately to several quotes attributed to Audrey Hepburn as well.

  5. that is so, so beautiful, Dana!

  6. I have so much admiration for you, Donna. You're doing the things He has asked you to do as a mother, even if it is difficult, even if your aren't her favorite person in that moment (but it sounds like you both have such a wonderful bond). They can only make good future decisions if they have the foundation you are laying right now.

    Love that photo of Katie.

  7. This is my Claire, too. One Sunday at church she was wearing something very flashy. I made a comment and did an eye roll to a friend; she grabbed my arm and said vehemently "you let Claire be Claire!" It was like the voice of a prophet...I knew she was right.

    But I still go on and on and we laugh..just like you (-: I was not a tomboy, but I sure wasn't anything close to a fashionista.

    Lord, keep them close and show them Your love this day. Amen.


  8. Anonymous1:02 PM

    Ha, ha! I love it! I am sure I will be the same way.

    And I totally feel you on the cooler weather... and your thoughts turning immediately to the loooong months of cold ahead. Me too.

    Read often, comment rarely,

  9. Janice6:44 PM

    Is Piglet a fashionista, too?

  10. Ohhh, Donna, I hear you! You know, it was so much easier with my boys. They weren't into fashion or hair styles or friends or activities or etc. They were just themselves and I really didn't need to correct them much about any of that (although I did need to correct them a lot about wrestling and body, um, noises). But girls. Oh dear. Not certain why the Lord gave me three girls at the end of our family as I'm certain He hears me sighing a lot. And yet my ministry work is with women of all ages, so perhaps those girls of mine sharpen me and teach me how to reach out better? I just want them (and all women) to realize how abundantly God loves them just as they are.....and to never get caught up in what the world says.

    Ohhhh, that was so easy when they were little....

    Tammy ~@~

  11. Anonymous6:20 AM

    I love this post and all the comments so very much.

    Mary Z

  12. Goofy you. love you two

  13. I love this so much.
    You sound like a great mother.
    I need to read some scripture.

  14. This really struck a chord. My oldest is 12 and I feel like it's harder all the time to know what she's thinking.
    You two have such a special relationship.
    Does she actually go read the Bible when you tell her to? :) Do you recommend a study for girls in particular, or a book that she has liked?

  15. Such an amazing fantastic photo... such a long time since I've visited your (or any) blog, but miss you nonetheless.... there was a time when we conversed. Many tragedies have occurred, but you, my friend, are still gorgeous! As is your girl!


  16. Such an amazing fantastic photo... such a long time since I've visited your (or any) blog, but miss you nonetheless.... there was a time when we conversed. Many tragedies have occurred, but you, my friend, are still gorgeous! As is your girl!



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