The Caskey Family


I’ll Call You From the Top
December 17, 2013, 9:57 pm
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Elijah announced to me a few days ago that he wants to climb Mount Everest some day.  My knee-jerk reaction was, “NOOOOO!” which I quickly adjusted to, “No you can’t . . .unless you train for it.”  We did some searching and I decided to show all of them the 1998 Everest movie.  Just 43 minutes of information that would either convince him that he must try it someday, or scare him away.  

As we watched, he was horrified at some of the feats of strength and amazing acts of work, danger and training, and in the last few minutes of the film, announced to me his decision:

“Well, Mom, I’ll call you from the top when I get there to tell you I made it, just in case I die on the way down.”  

“Awww, thanks bud.”

That’s my boy. . .my boy growing into a young man who will do things I have no desire to do.  And I’m thankful I get to be his Momma.



Have You Met my Sister Merry?
December 5, 2013, 1:29 pm
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As the children are growing older and more verbal, we are enjoying conversation with them like never before.  I wish I could freeze time some days so I could take it all in!  They are each precious children with sweet and individual personalities that bring joy to so many.

Tuesday at school, I overheard Micah (I get to spend lots of time in his class) say to a classmate, “Have you met my sister, Merry, she’s kind.”  It made my heart happy to see his honestly beautiful opinion of his sister come out to a friend.

As we have talked with our children about gifts we are making, buying or finding for each other as Christmas (and birthdays for a few of us) arrive soon, Merry said, “you get me whatever think I should have, I always like what you get me.”  When pressed further, she asked for new gym shoes and an alarm clock; she’s such a practical girl. 

Micah on his way to school the other day received good big brotherly advice from Elijah about how to deal with some issues at school.  Elijah’s maturity baffles me sometimes, and makes me thankful I get to be his mommy.

I am amazed at how God takes our feeble attempts to serve Him and blesses them in ways we could not even think to ask.  My children are proof of that.  God is good, and He is at work. . .all glory to Him!