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Monthly Archives: November 2012

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another Meet Me At This Moment for Five Minute Friday post! I spend the last hour of Thursday chatting it up with a group of authentic and inspiring Five Minute Friday bloggers on Twitter (#FiveMinuteFriday #fmfparty). One minute past midnight EST Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker gives us a single word prompt and we all…

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  • Monica Anderson PalmerNovember 30, 2012 - 4:49 pm

    The verse you shared brought me to tears, such an easy thing to do these days…I wrestle with my own “wonderings” and feel so inadequate to even take a step into figuring out the WHAT and WHY’s of those inner most secret places and hoping it’s not so filled with dark that I can’t find Jesus there. I want to be still and to know… always, but my mind and heart are restless. Thank you for bearing a part of yourself and allowing others to see you.ReplyCancel

  • Tonya SalomonsNovember 30, 2012 - 9:38 am

    Thank you for this… just thank you. My heart has been so full of all of those questions… I am walking a narrow path as God is trying to show me that I can only rely on Him… I love that I am not the only wondering about the being still… Prayers for you friend… prayers on this journey.ReplyCancel

    • AmyNovember 30, 2012 - 9:56 am

      Hi Tonya. I am so grateful for your response this morning. To be honest, I wrote this last night at the prompt, but didn’t feel quite right about it. I woke up this morning to start over with a new post, but then read this one over again and felt I needed to post it. If only for you, then I am glad I decided to post it. What I have gained from others’ blogs is a knowledge I am not alone in my thoughts…I am so happy this post brings you some contentment knowing you are not alone. Many blessings to you on the narrow path, Tonya. 🙂ReplyCancel

Today I am pleased to introduce you to Heidi, warm and welcoming, a bright light at just the right time. As I walked through the exhibit hall that second afternoon of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) convention, I was admittedly uninspired. Maybe my intense continuing education schedule paired with the Georgia inspired box lunch of…

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  • Jason & AngieJune 29, 2014 - 5:10 pm

    Hi Heidi,

    We love the website you have for teaching speech and all the resources there. We noticed the apps are currently just for apple. Is there a chance that they might become available for the Kindle (or Android)?

    Thanks again for all of the great resources.ReplyCancel

  • Monica Anderson PalmerNovember 30, 2012 - 5:40 pm

    I’m continually amazed by your heart & devotion…the clients you work with are truly blessed to have you!ReplyCancel

  • Summer EndsleyNovember 22, 2012 - 5:01 pm

    Amy…you are the sweetest! I am the woman in the orange dress..Summer Endsley. I am Chris’s sister and Heidi’s sister in law! It was such a JOY to talk with you. I loved your energy and excitement over Articulation Station! You were one of the Bright Lights for us in the convention! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!ReplyCancel

    • AmyNovember 30, 2012 - 9:53 am

      Hi Summer! Thanks for stopping by. It was such a pleasure to meet you that day. Thank you for being so warm, so welcoming, so lovely. I very much enjoyed the moments I had with you, and appreciate your enthusiasm about the app. Summer…what a fitting name for you. 🙂 Blessings to you.ReplyCancel

  • Amy PedersonNovember 30, 2012 - 9:04 pm

    Thank you Monica. 🙂ReplyCancel

Today, I wonder a little deeper. Who am I? Months ago when I was about to launch the blog, a wiser man asked if I was an author. I thought the question was a little odd and answered quickly with no, explaining I’ve simply felt called to write for years and am finally taking the…

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  • Michael EderNovember 15, 2012 - 11:49 pm

    Very impressive, Amy. Reading this has confirmed that the world of education (and children) is in caring and capable hands. SReplyCancel

  • Carol FemlingNovember 15, 2012 - 3:48 am

    Love the blog! Love you, my beautiful girl! Have FUN on your trip. You deserve a break. Love and Hugs!ReplyCancel

    • AmyNovember 30, 2012 - 9:57 am

      Thank you mom. I did have a good time, I’m so sorry you had to deal with the “mess” at home!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Seth PedersonNovember 15, 2012 - 3:24 am

    Mom, Blogger, Speech-Language Pathologist… and Wife! And what a beautiful, loving, sensitive wife you are! Have fun on your trip — enjoy the wine, the food and friends. Oh, and enjoy the conference!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Revak MilkesNovember 15, 2012 - 1:11 am

    Enjoy your trip Amy!! You’re kids are in great hands and if course you have a fleet of neighbors to help out if need be… 🙂ReplyCancel

  • MonicaNovember 14, 2012 - 8:39 pm

    That post was so awesome! I’ll be pondering & lingering on this a long while. God is good & He is author of our lives!ReplyCancel

  • Amy PedersonNovember 15, 2012 - 2:03 am

    Thanks Jess! 🙂ReplyCancel

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another Meet Me At This Moment for Five Minute Friday post! I spend the last hour of Thursday chatting it up with a group of authentic and inspiring Five Minute Friday bloggers on Twitter (#FiveMinuteFriday #fmfparty). One minute past midnight EST Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker gives us a single word prompt and we all…

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  • JenniferNovember 15, 2012 - 12:29 am

    Absolutely Beautiful Amy! I finally took some time to read your blogs and they are simply wonderful. I’m inspired by you and my heart hurts for the sadness you have at times. I’d like to send you a personal note one day soon, so don’t be surprised when you get a long one from me. Hang in there and always know that life is beautiful. PS I, like you and Brenda, am wiping tears as I write. Peace.. And Love.ReplyCancel

    • AmyNovember 30, 2012 - 10:02 am

      Thank you Jennifer. Your taking time to read through my blog and comments mean so much. I very much appreciate your heart felt words. I take life very seriously, sense and feel deeply, and think and over think all day long. All these things added up together make for what sometimes feels like a burden, but is also a gift. For now, I have decided to put a lot of it “out there” for others to read. I am hoping some of my writing, some of my thoughts, strike a chord with my readers so they don’t feel alone, so they can see life in a new light. Blessings to you and Brian, and hope to see you sometime in the near future!! It’s been too long.ReplyCancel

  • NikkiNovember 10, 2012 - 12:47 am

    I think I forgot to take a breath that entire write! I was too captivated…loved it, friend. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Brenda HoweNovember 9, 2012 - 9:16 pm

    Beautiful. You’ve brought me to tears again!ReplyCancel

  • Tom BaunsgardNovember 9, 2012 - 6:40 pm

    In the quiet… a short sweet quieting post, Shhhh.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley @ Draw NearNovember 9, 2012 - 12:33 pm

    What a beautiful place you have here. So happy to have met you through FMF, Amy. I love these statements in the quiet. I can relate to so many of them. Especially these: “In the quiet, I rock you and hold you and love you to pieces…I say start over, it’s ok…I want you to be the friend that knows it all…I’m sorry I’m not that friend.” And this: “In the quiet, I will be.” Thank you so much for these lovely reflections today. A lovely piece of quiet rest. ‘Twas good for my soul.ReplyCancel

    • AmyNovember 9, 2012 - 7:28 pm

      Dear Ashley: I love hearing the specific sentences you related to most from this post. Being able to share reflections on life’s experiences is one of the great gifts of blogging and reading others’ blogs. Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll look forward to stopping by your place later tonight. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amy B. PedersonNovember 10, 2012 - 1:32 am

    Thank you Brenda. You know, for some reason this post brought a few tears for me too on the first read through. With these Five Minute Friday posts, it’s sometimes hard to comprehend exactly what I’ve written until it’s all out. It’s the beauty of being free to write for 5 minutes without starting and stopping and editing as you go. I’m enjoying it a lot, and am glad the post touched you, Brenda. Have a great weekend with your family. 🙂ReplyCancel

Today, insights on living from two anonymous elderly women. The first, a woman I met months ago at Target. The second, a woman I met four days ago at Cub Foods. I wondered and ruminated over the first encounter for months, but it only made sense in the context of the second. Some learnings take…

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  • Eileen Jacobson Isackson HagenbrockNovember 7, 2012 - 9:16 pm

    Amy, you are definately a young woman who has noticed those older than you. The tender loving moments of care shown to Seth’s grandparents were surely noticed and appreciated. It’s too bad the Target lady didn’t get to know your heart…..ReplyCancel

  • Tom BaunsgardNovember 7, 2012 - 7:06 pm

    God’s Grace is enough… Sometimes with us humans though, our grace is lacking, other times overflowing. Simple gestures of Grace can be mistaken by others in this callused world in which we live. It’s wonderful and refreshing when you meet folks like your full of grace lady from Cub foods. Conversely, we hope that we give all the grace we can when in situations like you had with the lady from Target. Thanks for your DITD and sharing the Grace!ReplyCancel

    • AmyNovember 9, 2012 - 7:25 pm

      You’re right Tom. Our ability to receive and extend grace waxes and wanes. This is certainly something I want and need to keep in mind when encountering each and every person. You never know what they are bringing “to the table” that day you happen to cross paths with them. A good dose of grace is always appropriate.ReplyCancel

  • Amy PedersonNovember 7, 2012 - 10:43 pm

    Thank you Eileen. That means a lot.ReplyCancel

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