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A year of LOVE

A year of LOVE

One year ago today my family embarked on an adventure. We didn’t know it was an adventure when it started. It was not one we chose. It was hard. It was scary. It was painful. The day after my parents celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary, my dad went into...
grapes, growling, and growing

grapes, growling, and growing

My throat is still scratchy from the lioness sound that came from my mouth. The faces of my children are still replaying in my mind and when I focus on it, my heart starts to race again. There was no listening. Request after request and still – no compliance....
Deep Dive

Deep Dive

I have a deep and tender heart. When I experience something, I am immediately connected to about 6 layers of meaning for it and in a second I can go down to that depth while also remaining on the surface to talk about it. I think this scares some people sometimes. A...
Celebrate how far you have come

Celebrate how far you have come

My husband was traveling…again. The kids were sick…again. There was paper and clutter all over the counter…again. My littlest had started waking up in the night…again. Because the kids were sick, I was not going to be able to make it to my parents’ house…again....
T-shirts on picture day (gasp)

T-shirts on picture day (gasp)

My palms are sweaty as I type this. Today was picture day at my son’s school. It has been fast approaching, and I had all kinds of ideas about what he would wear. How would his long hair hang this day? Would he smile the fake, scared looking smile? Or the real...
The How in “How are you doing?”

The How in “How are you doing?”

I get asked every day how I am doing with all that is happening in our family. A little question that people sincerely want an answer to. I share that I am seeing God work in all things and that it is an adventure-of-sorts that we are on. I talk about how every week,...