I wanted to be excited about my evening out. As a stay at home mom, an evening out with my husband was something to look forward to. Oh I know, I know, it was a holiday party. Although you never know what to really expect, it was a break away from the usual routine of […]
His face reflected such deep concentration as he bent over the small paper leaf, gripping his pencil too tightly. He’d just learned a new cursive letter and insisted he could write out what he was thankful for. With satisfaction, he announced I could put his leaf on the thankful tree. As he held it up […]
Over the last several weeks, my husband and I have found ourselves on a most interesting adventure. We have been visiting different churches within our community. We’re not ones to suddenly become “church hoppers,” and therefore our adventure feels a little crazy. We believe it’s important to have a home church, and yet understand we […]
Memories and emotions are funny things. Although they know no bounds of time, time can cause memories to stir and emotions to come to the surface. At least that was my weekend experience, where ten years felt like yesterday, as I reflected on the anniversary of the loss of my son. The morning of my […]
I looked at my calendar this week, and was shocked to notice it’s already August. It seems it was only a few days ago we sat our school books aside for a much needed summer break. As summer will soon fade to fall, I must face the final decisions on curriculum and plan school year […]
I have come to believe parenting is the single most challenging privilege I will ever experience. The rush of responsibility in holding a new infant, the joy of first steps, the worrisome late nights of illness, the hours of backyard batting practice, and nights of just one more book. So many memories already made with […]
I needed a new cell phone. In our age of technology, it seemed like a minor problem, yet to me it felt like a major issue I am concerned the distraction of technology and social media will be too great.
When my daughter was only a few years old, I had a major “uh oh” moment. She displayed behavior which was clearly an effort to get what she wanted by manipulation. She even admitted as much.
My son would have graduated high school this year. I pray his childhood friends remember the message he left for them.
The chaos of life and the stress of a mother overwhelmed, shown on the big screen, just hit too close. Any other time it would have been hysterical. Any other time I would have laughed along with the audience.