Such a Strange Week

This last week was a weird one.  I grew up in Houston and my family still lives there and it has been strange hearing about and seeing pictures of the insane flooding and damage.

It often floods in Houston and it is not unusual to hear over the top weather predictions on the news.  They are usually much exaggerated or the flooding winds up happening elsewhere, so this took me by surprise.

I am so, so thankful that family and their houses are totally fine.  We were so lucky.  My heart goes out to all of those who were less fortunate and honestly, my stomach drops when I think about the next time I drive to Houston and seeing all of the damage in person.

This article outlines some ways to help.  A silver lining has definitely been seeing how the community has come together to help the people most impacted by the hurricane.

On the plus side, my sister and fiance stayed with all week and it was so much fun to have them here.  They are getting married in December and looking forward to having their own little ones, so it was really fun to see them interact with baby James.  We had a great time, though it felt a little weird enjoying the beautiful spring-like weather when we knew it was a result of such devastating circumstances.

They also babysat for us one night so we could go out and celebrate our FIVE year wedding anniversary, which is so hard for me to believe.  I want to share some of our wedding pictures, but I have no idea where on my computer they are, so I have to wait until my IT guy (i.e., my husband) can help me find them 🙂

This is a bit of a random, rambling post, but I wanted to stop in and say hi before hopefully resuming more regular posting next week.

I hope you have a wonderful, safe weekend and spend some time hugging your family and enjoying all of the beautiful things in life that it’s so easy to forget to be grateful for.

P.S. If you’re looking for something more substantive to read, please stop by and read my recent article on Motherly!

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  1. I am so happy that your family is safe. What a scary time for Houston. I am also so happy that you and your husband were able to celebrate your anniversary – congratulations on five years! Have a great weekend. 🙂

  2. I’m so happy to hear your family is safe. It’s such a tough time in Houston both last week and going forward as they repair all the damage. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! Time sure does fly by! 🙂 Also, I loved your article on Motherly. I hope the more I read about ways to better communicate with my kids and intervene less, the more it rubs off! It seriously doesn’t come naturally to me.

  3. Hi Christina,
    I have just been reading 7 key phrases Montessori teachers use and why we should use them too. It was a link somebody put to Motherly on a Facebook site called KEYU (keeping the early years unique) it’s a British page I follow. I just want to thank you for taking the time to write it, it really resonated with me. I am an early years professional working with 3 – 5 year olds in state school in Birmingham England and will be sharing it with my colleagues. I use many of these principals myself but it was good to see them altogether and so well explained. I will be definitely sharing these with my parents. Love

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