Perseverance

My thoughts for today, perseverance to keep going.  How hard is that?  I explain to my students that they need to keep going and never quit, but do I model that in my own life?

I am learning how to persevere, through Weight Watchers and even through potty training. (Thank you son number 2).   It is NOT an easy lesson, but one that is important.   When we persevere, we win in the long run.

I heard a story from Dave Ramsey of Financial Peace University that I believe sums up perseverance beautifully.  It come from the Aesop’s Fable, The Tortoise and the Hare.  The story goes something like this, there was a very wealthy generous man that Mr. Ramsey met and questioned about his life, wealth, ect.  When Ramsey asked his secret to his success, the man told him of a special book. Naturally Ramsey thought he would bring out His Bible, but he did not, he brought out the Tortoise and the Hare and gave Ramsey a copy.  He asked Ramsey to go home and read it.   Respecting the man Ramsey read it over and over.  About the 3rd  time  or so it hit him, the TORTOISE wins.  The TORTOISE wins!!!  Slow but study wins the race.

So if you are like me and need a refresher about perseverance, remember this simple lesson, it does not matter how slow or how much time it takes, (remember the thief on the cross, it was before his last breath that he found salvation) just keep going, don’t quit and you, like the “Tortoise” , will win your race.

 

Finding Happyness in Life with Little Ones

while reading about Abraham and Isaac in the Bible.  The name Isaac means “laughter” His parents, who waited a long, long, time to have a child, named him Isaac, or laughter because he brought them great happiness.

Do all our children, bring us happiness every minute of every day? NO! Many times they being every emotion, from laughter to frustration all in one day!!  However, they teach us so much.  My boys have a sweet way to look at the world.  It is so simple.   They instinctively know how to have FUN.  Even if it is turning a toy barn yard into a rocket ship.

When did I stop having fun?  How can I have fun in the mist of life, bills, cleaning, potty training, etc.?  Maybe taking some time like Abraham and Sara did to be grateful for the gift that children give, yes gift, the gift of seeing life though their eyes and being stretched to love and live like they do, trusting and eager to learn.

Just my thoughts from this morning.  I pray that I, and any readers learn to laugh and find a grateful heart, because no matter what our circumstances, we call have at least one thing to be grateful to God for.  And the only way I know how to combat evil is through love, and where there is happiness and joy, there is love.

 

 

Welcome!

IMG_2552Hi Everyone,

Today is Father’s Day 2015 and this is fitting that this blog is being birthed today with myself(Amy) and my husband(Eric) as co-writers.

Let me introduce myself. I am a full time wife and mother and teacher. I am married to a wonderful father/writer/publisher/business man/all-around-hero, Eric. We have two sons, ages 6 and 2. I teach 6th grade Language Arts/ Social Studies at a public middle school about 40 minutes away. When I am on summer break, like now, I enjoy spending time with my hubby and boys, catching up with friends on FB and a new interest, cooking. This may throw some readers for a loop since the title of this blog is Fast Food Family. Well rest-at-ease, yes during the school year we eat out but that is what I am desperately trying to change since, in addition to my crazy world, I am a member of Weight Watchers and most likely will be a member forever, since eating and weight are a struggle for me.

So if you are a family that has a crazy-but-full life like mine, please feel free to flow this blog. It is my hope and prayer that, together,  this will become a community of people far and wide that will support and encourage each other on life’s journey. After all: united we stand, divided we fall.

Next blog will be about how to potty train a resistant 2 year old without losing your mind. Any suggestions???