Category Being a Mommy

It Was a Cloudy Day, But We Can See the Sun

Does anyone else have unspeakable joy in her (or his) heart, but have days when it just feels like there’s a cloud over the mind?  There are some days when everything feels muddled up there and like I’m swimming against the current.  Today was a “cloudy” day.  I’m sure there’s a strong correlation to elements […]

Facing Fear with a Fly Swatter

We moved into our new house a few weeks ago.  People had been living here right before us, but I don’t know what their pest control regimen was, or their daily house-cleaning habits.  We’ve lived in the South long enough to know that no matter what we do, there will be a variety of creepy […]

Naked Eggs and Other Thoughts on Moving

First of all, what is a naked egg?  According to a description I found in a science experiment, a naked egg is an egg without its shell.  That makes sense, but what does that have to do with moving? This week has been a blur of boxes and packing paper.  Our family has gotten a […]

Sweet Sleeping Little One

Sweet sleeping little one Is the day already done? Though some of the minutes seemed rather long, The hours really and truly sped along Now here I am, watching you sleep Until out of your room I will creep Quietly, downstairs, to sit and wonder Did I act wisely, or make a blunder? For your […]

Adventures of the State Speech Competition

I have to beam and boast a little because I’m his mommy.  I watched, listened, and helped him practice his passage for months, saw him win first prize in the regional fine arts competition, and just witnessed his efforts this morning in the state event.  Third place for our dear boy!  I could tell he […]

True Colors

After my post earlier this week, a blogging friend made an encouraging comment, that it sounded like I had been passing through all these exciting events lately “with flying colors”.  I was flattered, but realized to accept her praise wouldn’t be entirely honest.  In fact, I’ve been thinking a lot about things like anxiety, nerves, […]

Checking In

Greetings to all!  I still enjoy writing, I still care about this blog, and I am still the same person.  In fact, the one-year anniversary of my blog came and went last week, with only the fanfare of sharing the news with my husband!  There have been many things to write about in the past […]

The Day the Cat Got Out

Sixteen years ago, 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 Vien and I always remembered to latch the screen door when we knew Larry was out there.  Saturday, April 23, 2005, was humid and warm, and I […]

New Shoes, New Year

As many of you know by now, I chose the name of my blog because of its Biblical significance (Hebrews 12) and because of my lifelong love for running.  I always feel a little bit strange writing about running because I run so infrequently these days.  After spending my teen and early adult years running […]

Just Wondering…

I had one of those terrifying mommy moments last week when I felt sure I was alone in my plight.  I knew almost for sure that I was far behind in a particular area of child-raising and that no one could possibly understand my frustration and bewilderment.  All of this mental torment started when I […]