Hangin’ Hammocks Can Be Hazardous, but Fun Too

What my kid has to go through just to read and relax on a camping trip,

As soon as she tried to lay on the silly hammock, it started to sway and tip,

When she had climbed most of the way onto it, to the ground it did dip,

On a brighter note, she wasn’t hurt since the hammock didn’t totally flip,

The great book had to wait a bit; until the tree had a strong enough grip!

 

Kristie's hammock

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Things I Have Learned Being A Mom

1. I still miss my own Mom just as much as ever. I wish there were visiting hours in Heaven.

2. I don’t stop being concerned just because she is grown.

3. My love is unconditional.

4.  I understand God better.

5. I can’t be both a Mom and a Dad since Barry died last year. I am not good at it.

6. I can’t keep her from making mistakes.

7. I can never say too many prayers for her.

8. I love her more and more each day.

9. She was my dearest SURPRISE I will have in life.

10. I still am learning to be the best possible mom.

11. As much as I want to be, she will NEVER think that I am a funny person!

 

1BA GRAD 9 2016

1 of My Inspirations in Life – Helen Keller

Helen Keller was born in 1880, a perfectly healthy baby. However in 1882, she caught what was then called “brain fever.”  It was probably either scarlet fever or meningitis. Up until then Helen had been a very precocious child; for example, she began to talk at just six months of age. However, the illness was very serious and robbed of her sight and hearing at about 19 months old. Helen became very angry and confused, and she began to act out in disturbing ways. She threw violent tantrums. Mealtime was a dreadful time because she would get down from her chair and steal food right from the plates of others. Unfortunately, her parents were at at loss as to what to do to help her. Her father wrote a letter to the Perkins Institute for the Blind pleading for help. Soon, an angel named Annie Sullivan arrived.Annie w Helen

At first, Annie took complete charge of her, tackling her inappropriate social behaviors first. Annie soon began to spell words, but how would teach Helen the meaning of these words? One day, they were at the water pump. Annie kept spelling W-A-T-E-R into her hand until the light bulb went off in Helen’s head! W-A-T-E-R was the wet liquid flowing on her hands. This led to countless other breakthroughs! She certainly had not lost her precociousness; Helen was very quick and curious to learn.

 

Helen Keller pump

 

 

HK graduation

quote-the-highest-result-of-education-is-tolerance-long-ago-men-fought-and-died-for-their-helen-keller-74-26-42About HKOlder Annie & Helen

 

 

 

Young Helen & AnnieAnnie & helen

 

This is my favorite quote from Helen Keller.

 

My favorite HK quote

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Helen stayed close to Annie until Annie’s passing in 1936.

 

Older Annie & Helen