Category My Son

This Year’s Speech Competition

V and I knew early on that our dear son was great at memorizing things–facts, books, driving directions–from a very early age.  Since he began grade school, part of his weekly curriculum has been recalling and reciting verses from the Bible.  He has always been able to recite his verse early in the week for […]

My Guest Writer

I have full permission from this writer, who is most esteemed in our family, to publish one of his poems here.  You probably haven’t heard of him, nor will I even use his full name here.  He is our dear son, who will turn 8 this spring.  He likes to write, it comes easily to […]

Another Find in the Backpack

Every night, I go through L’s backpack to sign his planner for the next day and see if there are any important papers to read from his teacher.  I know that the students have been working on writing stories, and L has told me excitedly a few times about his story: its length, the dialogue, […]

A New Chapter?

I sent an e-mail tonight.  Why would that warrant a new blog post, you wonder?  I sent the e-mail to a local music instructor, expressing our interest in getting L. and A. into violin lessons! L. has been taking piano lessons through school for a year, but has also been asking about learning the violin […]

From Cells to Planets

“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”  From the letter of the apostle Paul to the Colossians, chapter 1, verse 17. There are many things I could write about this one little verse, but I can’t stop thinking about how fascinated our son, L., is with science.  This week and […]

Reposting from my own archives: When L. Raised His Hand

The post that follows is something I wrote about a few 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 Anna yet!  I’ve edited it a bit so it makes more sense in […]

I’m Thankful for…A Tantrum?

I love the trend on Facebook among some of my friends, to post one thing each day for which to be thankful as we approach Thanksgiving Day later this month.  Gratefulness is something we actually need to practice, meaning that sometimes it will flow like honey, and sometimes we feel like we’re forcing something sharp […]