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 […]

Do you ever feel like a small decision you have to make, could end up snow-balling into something much bigger?  When you catch yourself feeling that way, do you dismiss the concerns and act, or do you start considering all the possible ramifications from the start? Before this gets any more cryptic, here’s my own […]

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