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Let's Celebrate Mother's Day by Rescuing a Child!

 Today we are celebrating Mothers.  I honor and celebrate my Mother who every day modeled for me a life surrendered to God and a life of unselfishly serving others.  I celebrate all you Moms out there that give so much to your children.  EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I'm looking forward to spending the day with my 5 children and I feel so blessed. Yet I am so aware of those I am surrounded by that today is bittersweet... A Mother that no longer remembers them... a mother that is no longer here... a mother who's heart is broken for her child... a child's heart that is broken and longing for a Mother. As this past week has been filled with thoughts about...

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Chuck Norris, Psalm 31 woman, Jack Bauer and Moms

Yesterday was Mother's Day and besides having a blast hanging out all day with my 5  fabulous kiddos, I loved, loved, LOVED seeing all the pics on social media of all my mom friends and their children. So many wonderful tributes written to celebrate Motherhood, but I have to admit this Facebook post written by my oldest sister about our mom is my 'fav' for the day! Not that I didn't always think my mom was pretty incredible, but now as a mother of five myself  I think she was way beyond incredible! Before you get all weighted down with not measuring up as a mom, let me explain. She was incredible because she continued to be a mom... In...

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My Late Summer Retreat...

I had really hoped to spend at least a few days away this summer just to get away and enjoy some family time without the distractions  from our normal everyday activities. So when on my Birthday a week ago my oldest daughter started experiencing severe stomach pains and eventually ended up in the hospital I posted this pic late one night while she was sleeping.  With the caption... Pretending I'm at a weekend getaway at a fancy hotel! #dontjudge #painmedsRworking#ericasout #thankyouJesus (Guess I should have moved the bed pan for the pic ! ) She ended up having to have surgery and being in the hospital for a week.   After an up and down, exhausting 10 days I'm taking a break......

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