What Is In the Name?

Ever since my husband and I were young, we both enjoyed doing puzzles. I enjoy how all the different colored and shaped pieces come together to make a wonderful picture when you are finished. It is relaxing just focusing on one piece at a time to see where it fits into the bigger puzzle. Puzzles line the walls in our house. “Puzzle pieces” was our wedding theme; what we decorated with, on our wedding invites, and our guest book was a wooden puzzle, fitting our two different “life” pieces together to make one loving complete “life” puzzle, thus the name BiitsNPiecesforKids.

I feel like that is my life- little pieces of this and little pieces of that coming together in hopes that when it is complete all the pieces make a beautiful picture. I feel like my approach in life is using a little of this and a little of that to get what works best in any given situation or for myself, kids, or family. I never take a curriculum that I find and just use it; I am always adding or changing things around. I never take one approach in therapy either and am always changing things to make the same mundane stuff more exciting and fun.

The only thing in my life that I completely take has been my faith. I know that God is in control of all the BitsNPieces of my life so I don’t have to worry about what the finished product will be. I am His child and He will use my life in a way that will bring glory to Him.

Who Am I?

First and utmost I am a princess of the one true King! I am the Lord’s child. God is the center of my life and what keeps me from falling apart daily. He is what I live for. I am also a wife to my high school crush/boyfriend, David. He is my better half. I couldn’t do life without his love, support, friendship, care, and grace he gives me on a daily basis.

 I am also a mom of two wonderful children who always keep me on my feet. They bring joy, laughter, tears, frustration and so much more into my life. My son and oldest child, Ranger D, loves nature, being outside, and wants to be a ranger someday, (well that’s one of his many jobs: ranger, trash truck driver, construction worker, etc. the list goes on and on). His imagination and creativity are so wonderful. He is full of detailed stories. I feel like every day I am living in a fancy world that is full of fun and exciting adventures and only about a thousand and two questions.

My daughter and youngest child is Princess D (well that’s what I call her). Princesses and that stuff is not her cup of tea; she would rather do what her big brother is doing (just mixing in babies and bags of course). We never go anywhere without a baby and backpack or bag in hand or nearby. She is my feisty daredevil. She’s the one that keeps me on my feet daily. She has been blessed the different perspectives to life she brings; full of love and compassion and a strong will to fight for what she wants.

We have decided to homeschool both of our kids. That means I am also a teacher, nurse, cook, mentor, psychologist, housekeeper, therapist, friend, accountant, crafter. . . this list could go on forever. When you are a stay-at-home, homeschool mom you became a little bit of everything.

 

Before I decided to be a stay-at-home, homeschool mom. I was a Kindergarten and Preschool teacher. I have been working with kids for as long as I can remember. My mom is a teacher and I would volunteer in her classroom for as long as I can remember. I enjoy working with kids and being with them. It could be that I am just a big kid at heart.

Diana Winge

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