Category Family

Celebrating Two Special Birthdays

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 […]

The Right Words

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 […]

Things I’m Learning from Them

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 […]

The Race Marked Out For Her…?

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 […]

The Race Marked Out For Me

I think often about writing here.  Then there is a lunch to make for the next day, clothes to fold, dishes to clean, a cat to snuggle with, and a few fleeting hours to catch up with my husband.  This is a very consuming season of life!  I might not get to write much, but the […]

Change?

Unsure of the exact motivation, I changed the appearance of my blog this evening.  Perhaps I just wanted a change that was under my control.  I’m going to let it sit for a while and see if it’s any easier to navigate, any more pleasing to the eye, or if anyone notices at all! This […]

Clouds on the Outside, Sun on the Inside

Yesterday was one of “those” days as a parent that just left me flat on my face–literally, because I dozed off on the kids’ bedroom floor well before either of them went to sleep for the night! I’m writing tonight for my benefit as much as anyone else’s, so I can remember that clouds pass […]