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Kelly is the mother of 5 adorable kids--4 boys and a girl. The girl came in a package with a boy (twins). Kelly is married to a charming young man who lives and breathes computers. They are also guardians for three nieces and a nephew.

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"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I'm Such a Cry Baby

At night before the kids all go to bed I sit in the family room and read to them. In the course of a couple years we have read the entire Harry Potter series, Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, the Little House on the Prairie series to name a few.

Well, last night I read the final four chapters of Anne of Green Gables. This turned out to be quite the ordeal for me. Since I had read these books a number of times to myself I knew precisely what was happening next. As I read the last two chapters tears were flowing down my cheeks as I tried in vain to read without choking on nearly every word.

"Mom, are you alright?", my daughter inquired.

"Ya, I just just love this story," I replied intermittenly through sobs.

When it comes to a good story, bring on the bucket. There's gonna be a flood!

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On Friday, October 27, 2006 3:40:00 PM, Blogger Phelonius wrote...

Good stories have always affected me emotionally. I remember as a kid when my Dad read Hound of the Baskervilles to me I experienced it all as if I were there. Reading to my kids, later, on things such as The Hobbit, they had similar reactions. Kudos to you for reading good literature to them rather than letting the TV fill them with second rate experiences as their only experience of storytelling!

On Saturday, October 28, 2006 9:24:00 AM, Blogger Angel wrote...

I'm the same way, I get so involved with the story that it's as if I'm there and experiencing it first-hand. I recently read Bridge to Terebithia and literally sobbed through the last 20 pages. I'm glad I was alone... *sheepish grin*. A good book is always one that can evoke strong emotion.

On Saturday, October 28, 2006 8:53:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...


Our kids haven't watched TV, other than an occasional movie, in about three months. We had banned it until someone fessed up for breaking something and no one has come forward.

I have been reading to the kids regularly like this for the past two years because it was the only way to calm them all down (we got 4 extra kids 4 years ago)...I did all this for my sanity.


As Anne Shirley says, I love to make people cry...

...a good story makes people cry.

On Monday, November 06, 2006 12:02:00 AM, Blogger nanc wrote...

ditch the harry potter and get hooked on "series of unfortunate events" - you won't regret it and you'll laugh and cry until you laugh and cry - we have the entire series and i've yet to read the last two and won't let the kids tell me what happens.

it is very good practice to read what you'd have your children read.

a very good book is "because of winn dixie" and the movie is excellent - sorry i've not been by much. you are in my thoughts all the time though.

On Monday, November 06, 2006 12:17:00 AM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

My boys are big fans of the Series of Unfortunate Events. We have the movie and I have seen the movie, but have not yet read the books.

My 10 year old son is also a big fan of the Artimus Fowl books. If he had his choice he would read from sun up to sun down and later if possible.

On Tuesday, November 07, 2006 8:43:00 PM, Blogger nanc wrote...

mine have also been into children's holocaust books such as "the devil's arithmetic" and others - they've been christian zionists for as long as they can remember.


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