I held you today and slow danced in that faded, yellow rocker back and forth, back and forth. Your head on my shoulder, your long legs curled up so you can still fit. You drifted to sleep, your steady breathing its own sweet lullaby—for my soul rather than yours. This time with you is coming … More Soon There Will Be A Last Time
Is anyone else ready to jump off this sweet Summer time bandwagon and move on towards Fall? Maybe it’s just me, but I’m tired. Tired of Summer. Tired of trying to come up with creative things for the kids to play. Tired of pretending to be a cat, a horse, or any type of animal … More Saturated With Summer; Ready For A Change
They placed you in my arms, and my world has never been the same. My heart has never felt the same. Things shifted somewhere deep inside, rearranging themselves, changing me. I peered into your small face and looked with wonder at your tiny hands. I touched them, and your little hand closed around my finger … More Letting You Walk Away, Learning To Let You Go
Our children often see us working hard to make our outward appearances look nice. They also see us working hard to teach them and to impress upon them the importance of studying and good grades. But do they see us spending any time making our inside appearance look nice? Do they see us spending time on our heart? … More Pretty And Smart Are Not Enough: It’s Character That Counts
We live in a one star short world. We live in a not quite right world. Let’s be honest, we live in a really messed up world.
And yet, a star shone over Bethlehem that winter’s night. A baby was born. … More One Star Short of A Perfect Christmas
I will turn 16, get a car, and then I’ll be free. A few more weeks of high school, and then I will move out on my own. I will graduate from college, and then I will get a good paying job and live the good life. I will work as I hard as I … More And then…My life will begin.
“Sit with me Mama,” my little boy said. He was sitting at the breakfast table having a snack and watching me hustle around the room straightening, cleaning, and just trying in general to catch up. (A lofty goal I never seem to reach.) “I’m coming baby, let me just finish these dishes first,” I replied. I … More An Invitation
Joy, happiness, excitement! This is how my babies would probably describe their afternoon activities. Dirty, messy, itchy would be my description. Some friends and neighbors were raking leaves, and of course the two E’s wanted to help. Now keep in mind, when we “help” with something it usually only adds to the work. So, we … More Joy In Leaves