Reverend Mama

Vaccination Day

“Can you count how many Dory pictures are on that wall?” The nurse asked my just-turned-5-year-old daughter as she tugged up her sleeve.

“I see one … two…” she counted.

“That’s it! You’re vaccinated!” the amazingly slick pediatric nurse announced.

“But I only got to two Dories!” came the little voice, a bit disappointed to not have more time.

“It’s all done. Did you feel it?”

She shook her head and then looked up at me: “Mommy, I wasn’t even scared. I did it. I got my COVID shot. Now I’m ready for Disney World!!” She did a little dance.

And just like that … after 2 pandemic years … 1 year of waiting for eligibility … months of reading the research … days of finding the right site …  my daughter was vaccinated for COVID-19.

Finally. We made it. (For 1 child at least).

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Why? Because I Like You

It was one of those mornings. Both kids were crying in different rooms. My husband and I, on the other hand, were laughing at the whole charade. There was nothing else to do. Why were these two precious children crying, you ask?

One was face down on the kitchen floor wailing: “I wanna go to Disney world. I wanna eat in a castle.”

The other was dressed in a red and white polka dot dress, black tights, and dress shoes with a bow. She was burying her tear-streaked face in her stuffed Minnie’s soft body. She too was wailing: “I don’t look like Minnie! Minnie has YELLOW shoes and white gloves with stripes.”

There really was nothing we could do but laugh… and document for posterity’s sake. We videoed the entire escapade. I won’t post it here, but I sure am saving it for a projection screen at their high school graduations.

When I sent to video to my parents, my mom said, “You did this, you know.” To which I responded, “Uh, pretty sure, it was you.”

Of course, it’s both of us, but I maintain: it didn’t start with me.

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Blue and Yellow

“Mommy, what was that silly word you and Daddy kept saying at dinner?” My 4-year-old daughter asked the other night.

“A silly word?” I asked, trying to think of what funny thing we could’ve said, since we were mostly talking about the news of the day. Russia had invaded Ukraine.

“That silly word!” She repeated. “You kept saying it ….. it’s … it’s someone’s name!”

I posited, “Vladimir Putin?”

“Bahahahahahahahaa” she giggled uncontrollably

“That’s funny?” I asked.

“Mommy that guy’s name is poooooooooootin. Bahahahahahahaha.”

I said it again: “Putin”


Every day since, anytime we mention that name, she giggles uncontrollably. Sometimes I say it, just to hear the laugh.

So, I’m wondering: have we tried having a group of small children just laugh at him? It would make anyone feel silly and small That’s gotta take his pride down a notch, right? Read More

As a result of having strong roots in love, I ask that you’ll have the power to grasp love’s width and length, height and depth, together with all believers. I ask that you’ll know the love of Christ that is beyond knowledge so that you will be filled entirely with the fullness of God.

Ephesians 3:17-18

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