Tag Archives: faith

Still In the Race

“Go BAACCKKK!” my 3-year old pleaded through tears, as we drove home from her brother’s check-up at the pediatrician.  She sobbed and begged to return to the doctor’s office for nearly twenty minutes–all because of a miscommunication over which child would open the door to exit the office.  Tantrums arise fairly often over issues like […]

A Few Thoughts on Handling the Unexpected…

This morning was the first day all week that Little A and I didn’t have an errand to run or something specific on the schedule.  I told her about our lack of plans last night, and she immediately asked with a big, excited grin if we could go to a local indoor bouncy play area. […]

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, […]

12/18/12

I finally stopped Long enough tonight To let the tears come They had needed to fall But not in front of the little eyes That don’t yet grasp grief and weariness I set aside the order and reason of laundry And just sat down on my bedroom floor Songs filled my ears and my heart […]

Reposting from my own archives: When Luke Raised His Hand

The post that follows is something I wrote a few years ago, as I was remembering the events in our family in December of 2008.  Luke 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 the details, but […]

Plans

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”  These words come from the Biblical prophet Jeremiah, and they were the words God gave to him to speak to the Israelites when they were in […]