Originally posted on Running the Race:
Nine years ago today, our orange tabby cat, Larry, nudged his way out of our screened porch in New Orleans.  He had never gotten out before, but that’s because V and I always remembered to latch the screen door when we knew Larry was out there.  Saturday, April 23,…

I wrote this about two years ago before I even had begun this blog, but am reposting it here to celebrate the best Valentine’s Day I ever had–and there was no romantic love at all!  Seventeen (really, seventeen?) years ago this week, I was a sophomore at Tulane University. A week past Valentine’s Day, and […]

Originally posted on Running the Race:
The post that follows is something I wrote about two years ago, as I was remembering the events in our family in December of 2008.  Our little boy was three and a half, and we didn’t know we were going to have a little A yet!  I’ve edited it a…

Perhaps because I’m an only child, and perhaps simply because of the people we are, I’ve always enjoyed a close and happy relationship with my mom.  She was a stay-at-home mom until I reached middle school, but no matter what, she was always there for me.  Driving me to multiple tennis lessons each week and […]

Sometimes, we feel as if we are coasting through the days and everything falls neatly into place.  Other times, we feel as if we are trudging through thick mud against a strong wind.  I’ve had a few “mud and wind” experiences over the past few days, and I’ve found that if I don’t step back […]

There’s no doubt that children teach the grown-ups around them more than either the kids or the grown-ups realize.  I love the mutual blessing of being with both those who are older than ourselves and younger, too.  Perspectives need freshening, ideas need tweaking, faith needs a boost, joy needs amplification.  Here are a few things […]

In this house, we see frequent, but not too serious, cases of strep throat and ear infections.  I know what the symptoms look like, I know how to care for the kids, even though it’s mostly L.  Little A has had a handful of colds and minor afflictions, compared to her school-aged brother and his […]

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