High / Low Linky Party

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I cannot believe the month of March is almost over!!!!!!!!!!! I mean seriously!!!! Time is flying and I need my pilot’s license to keep up! It’s time for us to share our highs and lows for the month.  Here are your graphics to grab and use as you choose. 


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The high and low of month happened for me within seconds.  Sometimes life is like that.
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My sweet sister in law gave birth to her first child. You could not find a more excited aunt than me. Serious joy swells in me!



Oh she is so sweet. I am glad I have been on vacation and can slip over and snuggle both of them and take pictures! Oh my gosh she is to die for! I got to see her 27 minutes after she was born!
27 minutes!


Now the low point of the month came for me while visiting my sister in the hospital 27 minutes after she gave birth.  My own experience giving birth bubbled up with all the joy I felt for my sister.  I wrote all about having a child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit {here}.  To say that my sister’s story and mine were different is an understatement. This was the real low point of my life, I kind of relived it in March… But God is so good and has provided me new comfort and insights. For as sick as my Jackson was, he is fantastic now.  He is the source of so many of my highs!


I do realize that this is a picture of a picture…I do realize this is nerdy! But I wanted you to see my healthy handsome son. He has never been so handsome as he is right now.  He has lost his two front teeth and he is my shiny new penny!  As a matter of fact, every morning I scrub his little face, teeth, work magic on his hair, and slather him with sunscreen. After all this mothering,  I yell out to my house, “Shiny new penny”.  My husband comes to see him, taking in our little masterpiece and declares that he is, “So handsome!”. This is our routine and how we send him off into the world of kindergarten each day. Some days he comes home looking like a penny from 1776, but his retelling of the day make it soooo worth the laundry nightmare.


It’s only dirt… and God made dirt so dirt don't hurt.  But let me tell you, the dirt at his school is bionic dirt. His school dirt laughs in the face of "Oxy-Clean", bleach, and Shout.  This shirt never came clean. At least my boy knows how to have a good time! Boys should be dirty! My husband's grandma used to say a boy can soak up an entire tub of clean water and still come out dirty. She said it with a sense of wonder and pride!  She knew how to let her sons dig a hole to China and let them climb a rope and ring a bell on the second story of her house. She knew how to raise men!  Can I hear an AMEN?

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Please feel free to join me and link up your highs and lows of your month. I can’t wait to read them!

Rules: Share as many highs and lows as you want.  Use the graphics of your choice. Link up and link back to this post.  Farley's rule of 3 applies. Read the two in front of you, and come back and read the one after you.  


  1. God bless babies! Could snuggle with them for hours (then send them back so I can get a full nights sleep!).
    Love the toothless wonder pictures!
    Your low has probably lifted more women than you can count. Thank you again for being so transparent and sharing your journey. We are thrilled that your low is behind and he can be a source of your high every single day!

    Squeeze! ;)
    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  2. Oh babies! There are so many babies being born around me right now, it makes me so happy! Of course, none of them are mine, which makes me a little bit sad, but it's all good! :-) I'll snuggle all the other babies! I love the pictures of Jackson, including the lovely dirty shirt picture! I'm glad that he loves Kindergarten- and shirts can always be replaced!

    I love that you were so open and forthcoming about your low this month. That experience had to be so difficult for you, but I'm so glad that Jackson is healthy and happy now! And you truly understand what it means when your child reaches a milestone because of your experiences. I'm also glad baby Brooklyn is healthy as well!

    Blooming In First

  3. Your new niece and your son are gorgeous. You are truly blessed. ~Stacy @

  4. Your niece is so adorable and your son is so cute! I am glad he is so healthy now. Your shiny penny routine is so fun!

    Thanks for hosting this fun party!

    Compassionate Teacher

  5. Your niece is a sweet little angel... newborns are so precious! God bless your sweet Jackson, he's such a cutie pie! Thanks so much for hosting this great linky! I loved liking up! =)
    Sister Teachers

  6. Oh my goodness... love that dirty shirt! Your son's shirt is what I dread to send my kinders home looking like. So good that you take it all in stride. Here's hoping that God always lets our highs outshine our lows :)


  7. Your post was so very touching. Thank you for sharing!

    Beth :)

    P.S. This was my first High/Low Linky Party and I loved it! Can't wait for next month's!


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