Kristen Welch
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Kristen writes at her parenting blog, We Are THAT Family and is author of Rhinestone Jesus: Saying Yes to God When Safe Sparkly Faith is No Longer Enough and founder of The Mercy House. Follow Kristen on twitter as @WeareTHATfamily.

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  1. Love your post today! Especially the comment that you were a proud person. And then, God made you a mother. He did the same with me!

  2. “I am made modest in the virtue of my children.”
    Indeed. Thank you for the reminder that honesty is virtuous, that owning up to the truth opens us up to His grace. They are little doors to Him, aren’t they?

  3. I like your humble musings. How often we fail to see the lessons in small incidents. How often we learn from children to practice that what we preach! And of course, to not be judgmental!

  4. Oh, that was funny! Kids will always spill the beans, especially if you teach them to be honest lol.
    Fabulous story 🙂

  5. Loved it. Made my day. My husband and I wrote our names on the foundation of our house, with our birth dates and our wedding dates. We laid flooring over it and nobody will ever see, but we know it’s there. In permenant ink. Just like those kids now “own” a piece of the park. 😉

  6. This brought back memories of my brother who wrote “happy mother’s day” in the wet cement outside the smoke house…who could punish someone for that (he was already grown anyway), but the funniest was when my nephew painted his brother’s name on a new fence. He let him take the punishment too…for a while and then he confessed.

  7. LOL!! Thanks for sharing this!! I love to hear all the embarassing things kids say! (while praying desperatly that it never happens to me when my girl starts talking!) God bless you. 😀