Category Archives: Poetry

For the Mother of a Child in the Military

David's BOLC Graduation

Our son David just finished a six-week officer training program at Fort Sam Houston, and we drove down to San Antonio last weekend for his graduation. Seeing all those young men and women in uniform, reciting the Soldier’s Creed and singing the Army Anthem, really stirred this mother’s heart. It also called to mind the following poem by Edgar Albert… Read more »

That Time I Had a Baby at 45

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That Time I Had a Baby at 45

Our family has a lot to celebrate this week: Yesterday was my youngest daughter’s birthday. Today is my birthday. Tomorrow is my husband’s birthday. And the following day marks the 30th anniversary of the day we met, which also happens to be “Lovers Day” — isn’t that fitting? I’ve taken my own aging and my husband’s advancing years in stride…. Read more »

Are You Saying Yes to Things that Really Matter?

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the release of the film version of OKLAHOMA by Rodgers and Hammerstein, and I’ve uploaded a new music video to YouTube in honor of the occasion. It’s a recording of “I Can’t Say No” (the way Ado Annie would have sung it were she a 2015 soccer mom instead of a 1907 pioneer girl)…. Read more »

Why God Made Mothers

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Happy Mother's Day from www.flandersfamily.info

I woke up this morning with the following verses forming in my head, so in honor of Mother’s Day (and at the risk of stating the obvious) here’s why I think God gave us mothers: Why God Made Mothers by Jennifer Flanders For giving birth — as moms do best, For nursing babies at her breast, For singing lullabies at… Read more »

Which Shall It Be?

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Pro-family poetry and artwork | lovinglifeathome.com

A friend of mine (and fellow mother of many) recently sent me a copy of the following poem. It conveys beautifully the special place each and every child occupies in a family, no matter how big or small that family is. Unfortunately, several lines had been omitted in the version of the poem my friend shared. Two things clued me… Read more »

Life with You is Awesome

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Life with You is Awesome!

The children and I have been working on this little surprise for Father’s Day, based on the theme song from The Lego Movie. Of course, it’s almost impossible to keep a secret in a household our size. Since Daddy already found out about it, I decided to publish a week early. You’ll have to excuse the audio. Rap music is… Read more »

Do You Wanna Have a Baby?

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Do You Wanna Have a Baby

I’ve been hearing daily reprises of FROZEN songs ever since the movie hit the theater last fall. My kids love it and have memorized most of the songs by heart and can even play a couple of them on the piano. My personal favorite is “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?” which I’ve been singing for months — but with… Read more »

Turn Your Thinking Around

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It's Time to Turn Your Thinking Around : Rethinking What We Believe about Marriage | Loving Life at Home

Have you bought into society’s low view of marriage? It’s time to turn your thinking around. Read through the following statements from top to bottom, then bottom to top. Which better reflects what you believe? (Personally, I believe this is one instance that backward thinking makes the best sense). What Society Teaches about Marriage: (read top to bottom) Modern day… Read more »

The Reason for the Season

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Heaven Song: A poem for Christmas

In an effort to keep the focus on Christ at Christmas, I offer you this poem as a humble reminder of the miracle we celebrate this season. May it ever echo in our hearts! Heaven Song A girl once lived in Galilee– Let Heaven and nature sing— Whom God sent Gabriel to see. Let Heaven and nature sing. Her name… Read more »

A Hero in the Making

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A Hero in the Making | a Father's Day poem from Loving Life at Home

When my husband and I first married, we had more time than money, so much of our gift-giving consisted of poems and short stories we wrote for one another. I guess old habits die hard, because we still fall back on handwritten gifts from time to time. Since Father’s Day is just around the corner, I thought I’d publish another… Read more »