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  1. Jennifer,

    I have to say this: I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your posts! I discovered your website digging through the internet for about a month now, and it has given me SO much to think about! I can only thank God for giving you this gift that is your writing and creativity, and for the opportunity that you have to share all you thoughts and lessons with others! I come from a very dysfunctional family, and it came to a point that – even though I am romantic, dreamer and believer by nature – I just lost all hopes that I could ever have anything different than what I had experienced with my parents. But then, a year from now, God’s grace reached me, and it’s like I could finally breathe, and start dreaming all those dreams again, and it’s been amazing!! And now after reading these tips from you, and reading about your life at home I’m always like: GOD, I WANT THAT!! You will never know how much it means to me to realize that families like yours still exist, and that with God by my side I can reach every unimaginable things, like raising a happy and functional family with a caring and loving husband! Your blog is like a breath of fresh air to me, keep up with the good work, you have no idea how much God is using you to change others lives through your blog – including mine!!

    Sending you warm hugs all the way from Brazil!
    God bless!

    1. Your message just made my day, Debora. Thank you for those encouraging words. God is so good. I pray that He will bless you beyond all your hopes and dreams and will restore the years the locusts have eaten!

      1. I love you, too, Mom. I intended to flag you when this poem posted to Facebook, but the Internet where we’re staying in Missouri has been really glitchy. So glad you found it on your own. I knew you’d recognize lots of those lines. Couldn’t find a rhyme for “Leading me door-to-door in search of a playmate,” or “Shopping for school clothes with mismatched shoes, or I would have included those, too. They’re some of my favorite memories of growing up with you for a mother!

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