Crescendo Blog

Hi. This is Karen Cheng. I am~
A daughter called out and loved by an incredible Heavenly Father;
A fellow sojourner.
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Archive for September, 2013


Morning Mommy Self-Talk

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under English entries - 英文文章

Moms never quit, and some of the greatest/quietest leaders (moms) in history persevere heartaches, disappointments, lost, endless late nights, and still do it all over again the next morning.

Moms don’t quit, because there is no other options. They always hope, always believe, and always love.

Maybe some of the great leaders of tomorrow will learn these lessons from being blessed with a kind mom…



Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under 中文文章

差不多三年沒在這個小角落寫東西了, 你們都還好嗎?

今天是我來美國第二十九週年的日子, 時間過得快, 心中更充滿了溫暖!  當年正值懞懞懂的青少年期, 現在自己的老么都是我當年的年齡, 這二十九年來, 交了好多朋友, 認識好多地方, 重新找回失去的, 學習了生活, 學習愛與被接納, 學習作媽媽, 作妻子, 作好友, 作個快樂人, 這一切都是恩典

今天突然很想再重新提筆, 把沈澱已久的思緒重新喚醒, 希望籍著文筆能帶給在電腦那一端的你 溫暖!


Lunch Notes

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under English entries - 英文文章, Family Life

So school has started here in this household for the second week.  I am slowly but surely getting into the morning routines of getting up early, making breakfast and packing lunch boxes while being half asleep.  Putting a few wonderful fruits into the blender with couple scoops of protein powders, and at last, my morning glory of food preparation is done.  Not too bad at all.  Consider I am a total night owl, I am always amazed at the hidden skill I display morning by morning, to create something tasty, healthy and appealing for my teenage kids.

Well, this school year calls forth something inside of me.  I decide to put a love note in their lunch boxes.  Now that my three younger kids are all in high school, it dawns on me that the days of my making lunches for them are numbered, and the time they will get these little short lunch notes from me are decreasing by the month.  So what’s a sentimental mother to do?  Write away in the mornings, of course.

After a long Labor Day weekend, I was thrown into a funny loop in the morning yesterday.  I practically couldn’t keep my eyes open while making hot breakfasts for the family, let alone remembering my notes.  Three hours later, I awoke to the realization that lunch notes were not written!!!  Not a big deal, I thought..  Sure enough, when the kids came home in the afternoon, they all casually mentioned the missing thing in their lunch box.  Ha!

It’s nice to know that I’ve got eager readers.  So, here we go again this new day.  I re-programed my morning routine at 6 am, managed to write something coherent and signed off with lots of love, packed a wonderful looking lunch and thankful that little things in life still add joy to the ones I love.

May all our loved ones at school feel our love when they open that box!