Watching the Impossible

Two years ago my 6 year old made a request.  She wanted to go to Sea World.  Unfortunately, I just didn’t see that happening.  The Post clan has been blessed with God’s provision of all that we need and some of our wants, but a trip to Sea World is a pricey endeavor for a…

I Can See Clearly Now

Given the terrible weather SC has experienced in recent weeks, the name of this post might lead you to think it’s about our rain finally being gone.  But this post is actually about glasses for a seven-year old.  However, I do want to publicly say thank you to all the folks who pulled together for…

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling rivalry.  I know a thing or two about it.  I have brothers – one a twin.  I have 5 kids.  I’ve seen my share.  There are days when my kids are so sweet to each other.  And then there are days like we’ve had lately.  I had to take a kid to the eye…

To All the Single Parents

My husband was recently on a trip out of the country for 2 weeks.  In the meanwhile, I was home with 5 kids trying to keep the wheels on this bus moving.  With or without him there was still school to get to, homework to be done, Girl Scouts and soccer practice.  There was still…

Scaring Away a Thief: Post-it Note #160

We live in an area that has a fair amount of crime.  We always have to be mindful of thieves or things around our house will go missing. There are steps we take to deter a thief or if necessary, scare one away.  Of course our first step is to lock doors, lock our cars…

Mercy Wins

Yesterday a woman came and knocked on my door.  She was down on her luck and looking or some help.  She said she needed some food, some gas money and she and her friend were living out of her car.  It was hot yesterday.  September is still warm in SC.  I couldn’t do much, but…

Reflections of a Preacher’s Wife

Today is my 18th wedding anniversary. My husband was already a preacher when I married him and so my life has been on display before a congregation of people since before I said “I do”. All these years later we have ministered in many settings to multiple congregations and have been blessed with 5 great…

Afraid to go Home

Sometimes I will see my kids do something and I’m suddenly transported back to my childhood. Today I was reminded of an incident with my twin brother. We were at my Grandmother’s house and were about 4 or 5 years old. We were playing in Grandmother’s garden. He had a rake and I had a…

Lesson from a Riptide

My family and I were on vacation at the beach not long ago and had a great time. Our girl Cadence, who is autistic, loves the ocean and it gives us a lot of joy to see her enjoy the water. One afternoon she and my hubby went out from the shore a little ways…

Power!

I have a 14 year old son who is a prep-er. He thinks about emergency food and water supplies and prepping for power outages and that kind of thing. We have talked about getting one of those hand cranked radios. Turning the handle creates the power necessary to listen to the weather report, etc. This…

Wrong Way!

I was getting off an interstate exit ramp this weekend when I saw 2 older ladies driving down the exit ramp toward the interstate going the wrong way.  Fortunately, there was nobody behind me and they were able to get past me and make a u-turn.  I saw their mistake.  They were trying to turn…

Mom’s Tool Box: Post-it Note #152

There’s a tool box at our house that gets a fair amount of use.  There’s always a broken toy, batteries to install and things to be assembled around here.  Along with all the typical tools, the box contains an industrial staple gun, duct tape, some bungee cords and a couple of kinds of glues . …