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One: Five Minute Friday

Happy Friday!

I can’t believe how quickly the weeks are passing. I feel like I just crafted last week’s post and here I am waking up to the excitement of joining my fellow writers for another edition of Five Minute Friday. This week our prompt is One.


Over the past eight and a half months our family has undergone some change.

Our oldest daughter went from being an only child to welcoming a baby sister into the world. I’ve been blessed in countless ways watching her adapt to this change. She has become a second mom to the baby. It’s amazing the bond they have formed in such a short time.

Two are better than one,
    because they have a good return for their labor:
 If either of them falls down,
    one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
    and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
    But how can one keep warm alone?
 Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

(Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)

I am thankful that in a world that will wound and sting that my girls will have each other. If one falls down, then the other can help her up. They can keep each other warm when they are surrounded by cold. When one is in need of backup they can provide defense for one another.

As an older sister myself I see the importance of the sibling bond. It is one not easily broken or overpowered. And I know that if everyone else turns their back on me that my sisters will still be there.

I can’t wait to watch the Lord continue to grow the bond between my daughters. I am blessed and I am thankful for the gift of true sisterhood.


The Ameri Brit Mom




My Sister on Her Graduation Day

Today is the day that my baby sister graduates high school. I know it is probably about time that I stop referring to her as the baby, but when you can remember teaching someone to talk, walk, and read they will forever be young in your eyes. My eighteen year old sister is one-of-a-kind. She has always been such a driven and focused person. There is nothing in her life that she has not given 100% of herself to accomplish. She works hard always and sets goals for herself that are above and beyond those of others her age. Sometimes I forget that she is only eighteen because her wisdom is beyond her years.

Happy graduation, Morgan! Enjoy your day and congratulations on being the salutatorian for the class of 2015! We are so proud of you!!!

IMG_0767Pre-School Graduation (2001)

IMG_0769Little Miss Pumpkin Show (2003)

IMG_0785 Thanksgiving (2007)

IMG_0784 Last day of elementary school (2008)

IMG_0783 (1) my wedding (2011)

IMG_0780 London (2013)

IMG_0781 London (2013)

IMG_0779 Portsmouth (2013)

IMG_0782 Go carting in Eastleigh (2013)

IMG_0778 Ashley’s Wedding (2014)