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Sep.01.2011
I went to my middle sons back to school night last night and I found out that my son is a good kid, he is funny, he is a delight to have in the class, he is polite, he needs a little help in math and he turns in all of his assignments. These are things that I believe about each of my children and...
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Aug.22.2011
My daughter asked me for a dog. She wrote a letter to Santa Claus during the Christmas holiday last year and asked Santa to tell me to bring her a dog. Santa wrote back to my daughter explaining the things that she needed to do in order to get a dog. She is still working on it. In the meantime, I...
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May.18.2011
I woke up loved and in love, excited and looking forward to the drive to church.  The place where like-minded humans sit in different seats and worship the Lord. Rest. My children were left in bed!   The singing this morning was off the chains! The choir hit every note and introduced the...
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May.05.2011
My favorite day of the week has come and gone and so have I. Come and gone that is. After touching down from a much-needed break I am thrust immediately back into the thick of things. The children, the bills, the rabbits, the dishes, the chores, the grass, the van, the laundry, the children..I go...
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Dec.19.2010
Sunday is my favorite day.  I wake up anticipating the words that I will hear as I attend service. Today I woke up in anticipation which became irritation.  I overslept and I was tired.  I wanted to listen to Charles Stanley but I could not.  Because I had overslept that meant no one bothered to...
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Dec.13.2010
 I have noticed more and more that my children are blind. I have been upstairs in my bedroom minding my very own business and all of a sudden I hear the sound of the voices of one of the three children that came out of my body as they yell the word that I so longed to be called and now the word...
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Aug.31.2010
 This morning I woke up and listened to Joyce Meyer followed by Creflo Dollar.  What I remember came from Creflo. What he said about fear made me stop walking around and stare at the television set. I then immediately ran around looking for a pen to write his words down. He said, "You cannot...
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Aug.26.2010
  I woke up this morning a little tired. I had spent the night writing thank you cards and feeling good with who I have become.  I heard Joyce Meyer's voice as soon as I turned on the television and she was talking about how we have to learn how to just be quiet and be still and learn that God...
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May.25.2010
My son got a B on his paper! Now this is the paper that he had done such a poor job on, that I knew if he turned it in, the teacher would give him an F.  So, I suggested he re-write it. He did.  He was beaming and was so proud of himself and I was so proud of him also. I did my diva dance, gave him...
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May.07.2010
I have never been good with remembering dates and distances. I can't remember much of my early years.  To be honest the years that I have a real knowledge of  being me was around the age of  9, maybe. I told you, not good with dates but I remember memories.  I remember living in a small town in...