When The Kids Move Away

It’s a tough reality – your kids will grow up! Since they were born you think about their every need.  You want them to be successful, respect others and get a good job but when that actually happens it can be a tough pill to swallow!  Having said “till we come to visit”with another child recently – we thought we’d share some tips on making the adjustment.  Here’s portions of a great article Ways to stay close when kids grow up and move away…

SHOW RESPECT Search for any excuse to offer a compliment. If you catch yourself being critical, make at least five positive comments or actions before the end of your call or visit. Research has shown that a positive-to-negative interaction ratio of five-to-one or better can help maintain closeness in our relationships with our children (and our own spouses, too).

DON’T GIVE ADVICE If your adult child requests your advice, say, “I’m happy to help you sort through the pros and cons, but it’s your decision to make, and I know you’ll make the right choice.”  Provide direct advice only if the adult child is about to make a massive and potentially irreversible misstep.

BEFRIEND YOUR CHILD’S SPOUSE Search for ways to support and praise your sons- and daughters-in-law — even if you don’t really care for them.  Warning: The fact that your child criticizes his/her spouse to you does not mean that you are free to criticize that spouse, too. What you take as serious criticisms might just be your child venting normal frustrations.

DON’T INTRUDE Select noninvasive communication methods like emails, messages or texts OR Care packages unexpected mail is always fun! Warning: Do not follow up your packages with calls. These calls could make it seem like you are fishing for a thank-you or an invitation to visit. Gifts are most effective as relationship builders when there are no strings attached.

Sandboxx Letters for Military Members & Family

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At any given moment, 200,000 military members are off the grid in training or deployment and are missing loved ones. Despite the digital generation, physical mail is still the most important source of morale for troops. Civilians, however, are fully immersed in the digital communication culture, often leading to communication disconnects. Sandboxx.US
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Mother’s Day Thoughts

To the world you are a Mother, but to your family you are the World!

If your a dad and you have younger kids HELP them appreciate their mom.

If you know a single mom consider a way to help her get a break or a token of appreciation.

If you are missing your mom because she is in heaven – think about a way you can honor or celebrate you mom and find something happy.

If you and your mom don’t get along or you have issues give yourself and your mom the gift of forgiveness.

God Answers

UPDATE on Tanner
My friends and family and everyone that’s been praying for my son Tanner ….. No graft needed. My son is healed. Thank you Lord for hearing our prayers. We still have awhile before he can function normally with his arm but time is all that’s needed. I can not thank you all enough. I’m crying happy tears and tears of relief and joy. This has definitely been a test but God seen us through.
If you have ever doubted what prayers and the will of God can do, I have a living testimony!

My Story:
KSWP is what I listen to on the way to work – I sing along with the songs and praise Jesus the whole way! I go to work happy and my day goes so much better! When I get home from work I listen to KAVX – I feel peace and sleep soundly.

To get us through the day
I enjoy tuning into 91.9 and listening to Janet Parshall on my way home. Every night Monday-Friday at 9pm, I stop what I am doing and listen to Dr. David Jeremiah. I love his sermons/teaching.

Adelyn’s open heart surgery
My granddaughter, Adelyn who had open heart surgery on August 31st is home and doing well. She spent 10 days in the hospital and did not have any complications from the surgery. I want to thank everyone for your prayers and support throughout this time. They were felt and answered! Praise God!

Kswp & Kavx
Your stations brings me comfort through these stressful times.

Give praise
We praise God and thank Him for ALL Blessings… Thank you kswp for bringing hope on the airwaves & beyond.

God is Good
4 days after requesting prayer for my nephew, God answered our prayers and he got a job. God is Good!