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Seasons
11/11/2011 12:00:01 AM by: Charlotte S. Snead

I drove up to Canaan Valley last weekend; the colors in the mountains were just beginning. I love the fall, the glorious riot of colors makes me sing and laugh with joy. (People driving alongside of me must think I’m crazy!) I want to go out in a blaze of glory, too. As I go through the autumn season of my life, I pray I will reflect the colors of my life as beautifully as nature does. Each season has its own unique pleasures, so I have learned to embrace each one.

    How often we as moms says: “Oh, I can’t wait until she is toilet trained,” or: “Boy, it will be a relief when he can sit up by himself.”  We wish their little seasons go by quickly. And I can tell you what it is like when the last one drives down the road with his U-Haul packed. Believe me, it won’t be long.

    I wish I had been of the nature and ability to scrapbook. I love this new creative life record you moms are making. I have boxes full of photos, but very little in order.  (And to put them in order will drive me insane!)  Joe and I are going to go through them when he retires, just set up tables and go to it, together—at least we promise ourselves we will do that.

    I hold so many pictures in my heart: a little black, curled beauty rolling down the levy in New Orleans, a blond tyke trying to stand on his daddy’s shoulders to see the choo-choo, a curly headed blondy with an earnest expression pedaling madly on his John Deere tractor, a shyly grinning girl hugging her baby brother close to her, a proud trombonist leading the high school band to win the trophy in Washington D.C.’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade . . . . Oh, so many pictures in my heart.

    Today, when you go home, just look at them when they are unaware. Take a mental photograph, remember them in your heart. Enjoy them in the springtime of their lives. This age is tough, but transient, even fleeting. Play with them. Dance with them. Laugh with them. Listen to them. Tell them how wonderful they are, how unique and special. Lie down with them. Hold hands and run across the grass—come on, if you can’t do that, you are too busy. Remember, mothering is a proud profession!

    Bless you, Moms, nothing replaces a mother.

Charlotte Snead

Mentor Mom

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Jesus only rebuked his disciples for lack of faith—oh, and not allowing the children to come to Him—saving his rebukes for religious leaders who were hypocrites. After feeding five thousand and then four thousand, how could his disciples fret over no bread on their sail across the lake? The Master could feed thirteen men if he had fed thousands! Yet I faltered over less than that last week.

My blog masters called me last Monday, asking if I knew my website was down. No. We worked all morning to discover why, knocking on closed doors. Word Press had closed my site, handing it off to another company. Me of little faith wept. I am launching a new book. A Place to Live came out last month and I’m in the midst of marketing it. All my marketing has the old website name on it. Didn’t God know this?

Of course He did, and by the end of the day my wonderful blog masters at Celebrity Web Design had a new one set up, one that I own: charlottesnead.com

 How cool is that? Just my name. I didn’t even know I could do that. God can do exceeding abundantly. So I downloaded all my subscribers and notified them of the name change. Since that time, I have doubled them! Thank you, God. Like the father I cry out: I believe, Lord, help Thou mine unbelief. Forgive me.


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