Wordless Wednesday: Nature Files








Thirty-six years ago today…

I married my best friend. ¬†So no post today. Back tomorrow…love you all, but love him more ūüôā



My Favorite Benjamin

in the whole wide world! ¬†I don’t know another Benjamin who could have ever lived up to the standard Benjamin Jude Dahlem has set. ¬†And he is one of my three favorite sons ūüôā Okay, I only have three sons. ¬†But he is such a great young man. ¬†And it is so good to his mama. ¬†He never gives us any grief whatsoever. ¬†And that my friends, is remarkable. ¬†And should be praised, bragged about, shared with whomever will listen. ¬†Ben will be starting his Senior year today. ¬†His last year of high school. ¬†Where did the time go?

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What a boy we have. So so blessed. He’s patient. With me and his family and friends. A bit impatient with stupid, racist, judgmental, radical, extremists. Oh and bad drivers ūüôā ¬†He’s quiet. ¬†Does much more listening than talking. ¬†Much MUCH more. ¬†He’s a computer wizard. ¬†Not much for sports except for watching hockey. ¬†And then I think it’s a take it or leave it kinda thing. ¬†He loves music and movies and Breaking Bad ūüôā ¬†And I thank him so much for introducing me to Dr. Who.

Ben and I have spent a lot of time together and homeschooling has been a wonderful experience with him. ¬†He used to give me a tiny bit of trouble about math but only a tiny bit. ¬†But he messed himself up when he was about 6 and he looked at the clock one day and as quickly as anything said “We have to hurry. It’s 17 minutes ’til YuGiOh.” ¬†Really? How did you do that so quick? ¬†Subtraction? Huh. ¬†Interesting. ¬†Other than that we’ve had a smooth time of it.

The most heard words from Ben: If you want me to. ¬†I’ll carry that. ¬†It’s up to you. ¬†I’ll ride with you. Mom your too old to be doing that. Let me. ¬†I don’t care, what do you want for supper? ¬†Sure, why not? ¬†AND Do we have to mow today? ¬†LOL

I love our Benjamin Jude. ¬†He’s my sidekick. ¬†My muscles. ¬†Many times my legs. ¬†He can grocery shop faster than anyone I know. ¬†And he’s like his brothers, he loves his family and is loyal and honest and trustworthy. He’s a wonderful son, brother, uncle, cousin…human being. ¬†He’s a real man. And I couldn’t be prouder.