Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

share your epiphany

Epiphany is a religious observation of the visit of three kings following a star that lead to the new king of the Jews. According to Matthew 2:11 they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

gold represents nobility
frankincense as incense in worship,
and myrrh as anointing oil.

The epiphany  of the three kings was like, wow, things are not always what we expect. You can't judge a book by the cover, we don't know what we don't know until we have our own epiphany.

I especially like Miriam Websters definition: a (1) :  a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something (2) :  an intuitive grasp of reality through something (as an event) usually simple and striking (3) :  an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.

We, at Call Mom , indulge in epiphanies when our moms discover that no amount of pain, suffering, emotions, reasoning, logic, manipulation can will a person into being responsible. They are gone. We cut our losses, deal with what's left, like dollars and cents, get our dignity (gold) back, count our blessings of being delivered from slavery by forgiving them and ourselfs (frankincense) by receiving support (myrrh) to dress the wounds for the healing process.

We love the illuminating epiphanies after all cares of emotions have whirled away and we again have faith in Heaven on Earth.

http://www.crystalrivers.com/poetry/rumi.html

save our kids

https://changingmindsnow.org/stories

Thursday, January 5, 2017

circulating and networking fun

Homeschool Meetup (free)
Jan 19, 1-2:30PM
Leander Library
512-259-5259

Culture Nights (free)
Jan 25, 6:30-8:30PM
AGE Cafeteria
http://www.austinpowwow.net/events/culture-nights/

The Thing in Grandma"s Closet ($12)
Jan 28, 2:00PM
The Long Center
http://pollyannatheatrecompany.org/

Parenting classes (english and spanish) free
6207 Sheridan Ave
http://blog.anybabycan.org/or 512-454-3743

you need a free car seat?
https://www.austintexas.gov/department/ems-community-outreach
or 512-972-7233

Diaper Bank
http://nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org/need-diapers-now/

anything else?

unable to make friends?

During a parent teacher conference my sons grade school teacher beamed on how proud she was of my son. He is so quiet and reserved, what did he do? She glowed with pride and stated emphatically that my son was the only one when not even his friends stood up for a big kid on the school ground when he was bullied. Yup that's my little dynamo. It's his DNA to get off the School bus at age 6 and instead of going home walks to a neighbors house and tells the Skoal chewing  larger than life dad, that he was mistaken when he yelled obscenities at a kid in the neighborhood because the dad did not hear the whole story.

After inquiring more about the kid my son defended, we learned a bit of family history by inviting the kid over some time later for pizza. The conclusion was, that they had moved from out of State, felt new, isolated, and had a hard time being accepted. So, what's the big deal in reaching out to the parents to help the kid? Throw someone a rope to pull themselves up. What if  it were you that needed someone in your corner? On the other hand, it is not perceived as a weakness to ask for help either.    

 for 2017 be friendly

Treasures Charity Resale Shop, Round Rock

open to the public with clothing and furniture available to clients by voucher.
  • Food Pantry
  • Coats for kids
  • Computers for kids
  • Community Gardens
  • Computer skills training
  • Financial Assistance
  • Voucher Center
1099 E Main Street
Round Rock, TX 78664
512-244-2431


http://austincreativereuse.org/ Austin 2nd hand craft supplies