Friday, June 20, 2014

Flash Back Friday. Katie in Chicago.




Isn't it dear how children are so quick to give money to musicians and needy folks?

I think it is.


Katie is feeling a little better.  Our short shopping trip and lunch yesterday tired her out.  She was happy to get back to the couch.
Today she is meeting a friend at the pool.  She says she is up to it.
I told her to take it easy in the water.
"Don't go under."

Standing in the cool water and talking....that should be okay.

Oh there is so much responsibility being a parent.
These little daily decisions are never ending, aren't they?

Happy Friday!

Encourage one another,


  1. Hi Donna! I'm happy hear that Katie if feeling a little better. I had pneumonia last summer and it does take a lot out of you. You didn't mention how you were doing from your cold. I hope better! Take care!

  2. Anonymous2:19 PM

    Glad Katie is feeling better and hope you are as well. It's not easy being a parent, so thank goodness it's oh so rewarding!!

    Little Katie with Felicity at American Girl Place -- just adorable. And yes, it is SO dear how little ones always want to give. Pure, generous hearts. Love that.

    Mary Z

  3. She's darlin ... and a sweetheart. I hope she feels stronger every day. You too Donna :-)

  4. I hope the wading/talking thing went well at the pool. It is hard to be cooped up away from the pals when you're sick for a long time! Prayers for Katie continue.

    Appreciate prayers for Bren, too. He is going into two intense weeks of basketball tournament/camp and it is a time when colleges are looking for future recruits. And he just caught a cold that went straight to his lungs. We're praying he kicks it soon! No pressure...just your future we're talking about, Bren (-: We're working at resting and trusting and just having fun. Not easy, but we're learning.

    I loved that pic of your sisters and brother on Facebook today. Such cuties!!!


  5. awww. THere are angels all around us. So you don't have to worry too too much.

  6. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Praying for Katie and Brennan and you Donna and all those who are expecting babies.
    love and prayers, jep

  7. Those little decisions wear me out some days. I think you made a good one. ;)

  8. Who is that little girl? Time goes too fast! I'm glad Katie is doing better. Recuperating is hard work. Blessings to both of you.

  9. you are a nicer mom than me, i would have said no. this is how i think of katie in my head, always.

  10. you are a nicer mom than me, i would have said no. this is how i think of katie in my head, always.

  11. Axelle the french reader3:37 AM

    SO agree with what you say, Donna ... So hard to be a parent, sometimes.
    Very friendly.

  12. these little decisions ARE never-ending.......

    what a perfect way to capture the heart of parenting. It's the little decisions that cause us (me!) to labor over things (and figuratively wring my hands). But, I believe, it's the little decisions that reflect the true heart of parenting.

    i learn so much from the "little decisions" you make with Katie, and in your life as you share it here on QL....

    --mary from wheaton


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