Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I'm back!!!!

Seriously. It has been a year!!!

The kids are growing so fast and keeping up with all they need has kept us busy.

Mini is 6 years old and in 1st Grade now!!!! How did that happen!! She is an avid reader, loves math, takes ballet & tap, and is shaping up to be a good defender on her soccer team.

Little Man is 3 (almost 4!) and is improving every day. He has Physical Therapy twice a week for his Hypotonia and Occupational Therapy once a week for his Developmental Delays. He has made major strides in the last 4 months physically and his OT therapist has helped him immensely over the last year. He goes to preschool 3 days a week and his teacher just enjoy him so much. 

Big Man is, of course, also 3 (almost 4!) and growing in leaps and bounds. He is the sweetest kid and is forever trying to help out his older siblings. He is also, literally, trying to climb the walls. I'm thinking early training for America's Ninja Warrior?

Hubby is as handsome as ever! ;-) I really am lucky. (So is he!!! Lol...) We are loving being in our 'new' house (can't believe we have been here over a year!) and the kids love having their best friends right behind us. 

Stay tuned.... (I promise I will be posting more!!) 

(This is from last year. Cannot wait to get new ones done this year. Love our yearly tradition of pictures.) 

Monday, September 8, 2014

There comes a time...

There comes a time when you have to decide what faith you are going to raise your children in. I was raised mainly in a Protestant church as my father was military and most posts provided a Catholic service and a Protestant service (there may have been a Jewish service but it was not on my mind back then.) My husband was raised Jewish.

Over the years I have examined my beliefs in an attempt to figure out where I stood in my faith. I do not agree with most organized religions. I find the idea of picking and choosing what you want to believe out of a book that was written hundreds of years ago, translated and edited many times over, to be mystifying. I do feel like there is a greater power out there. One that each of us can tap into. As I read and researched I stepped further away from my Christian upbringing and closer to a more Pagan view of things. It just felt right.

I will admit, though, that I chose not to broadcast it. Why? No reason, really, except that it was something I called mine and had no need to share. I played the fine line of never fully acknowledging my choice of beliefs so I would not be alienated by those who know me. There is a big trend in this world to see Pagans as something evil. Really it is quite the opposite. A Pagan sends out the energy they wish to receive. Why send out evilness if it will be revisited upon you??

Over the last year I have been more open about my beliefs. I am respectful of others beliefs but I don't let them preach to me. My family celebrates many customs that pull from many beliefs. I am teaching my children about Jewish customs as, in many ways, being Jewish is a cultural thing as well as a religious thing. 

So there you go. You respect my beliefs and I shall respect yours. Oh, and I'll teach my little witchling a that, too. ;-)