Wednesday, April 1, 2009

april 1st

Happy April 1st! I turned the calendar over this morning and was reminded that spring has sprung and April is a busy month with two birthdays, a wedding, baby shower, fiddler's jam, and church retreat down in Oregon. Who has time to write, right? And I just saw an add telling me I can fly to Spain for $192.oo. Temptations abound. But it's raining in Spain and my deadline for book 2 approaches. And we're no further with wireless internet than we were 4 months ago. I think the phone company is digging that promised ditch with a teaspoon:( Maybe we'll have a faster connection by this first book's release. It's on my prayer list. I have a very eclectic prayer list!

So this morning it's a rainy 40 degrees here and I've written a bit on book 3 and now have to go practice violin with Paul. Yesterday we were in town driving around, just the two of us, while Wyatt was getting braces at the orthodontist. Paul turned to me and said, "Mom, I want a dairy." A dairy? "Like, with cows?" I asked. He looked puzzled. "No, the kind you write in." OH! I said. A diary. But my heart was SINGING! He is only nine and he wants to write in a diary!!! It's a moment that makes a mom's heart melt. At least a writer mom's heart. And so when I parked the Jeep to run an errand at this little store, there on a rack was a little book - a diary - with a dog on the front. Only one. Some things you don't even have to pray about - they just appear. So I bought it. Last night he spent a LONG time composing his first entry. And I know you're not supposed to read other people's diaries but I can't resist sharing his attempt:

me, josh, wyatt, and ean were going down to the creek to have fun. we saw fish.

Anyway, I was about 9 when I started my first diary. So maybe Paul will grow up to be a fiddler and a writer. Only God knows.

Here's some Scripture to start the month from The Message Bible:
God's love is meteoric, His loyalty astronomic, His purpose titanic, His verdicts oceanic. Yet in His largeness nothing gets lost; Not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks. How exquisite your love, O God!


  1. Hi Laura!

    How exciting for Wyatt to have his braces! :D How was his first month with them on?

    I’m working with the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and I thought you’d might be interested in some more info on braces & orthodontists (like, sports safety tips… I know Wyatt plays basketball, and yummy braces-friendly recipes, too!) to share with other parents.

    I apologize for leaving a public comment but I couldn’t find an email to reach you. :~( If you’re interested, please contact me at any time!

    Keep Smiling!

    Rachel Wishart
    American Pop

  2. Hi Rachel,
    So thoughtful of you to ask about Wyatt's braces! Actually he is doing very well and not complaining, probably because he had over a year of the uncomfortable Herbst device first. He seems to be eating braces unfriendly things like jerky and candy:( so I would love some recipes! I hope you get my follow-up comment as I've been unable to access you. My email is Would love to hear again from you and maybe I can reach your site. Thanks so much!