Why we stayed quiet

It's February 16, and we're almost half-way done. We have some big steps left on the road to fostering/adoption (I'll abbreviate F/A), but we're really not far from the end of the road. In fact, we're so close to having a possible "placement" that our agency said, yeah, you can take him/her with you on … Continue reading Why we stayed quiet

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Some thoughts on things.

Literally. I want to talk about things. Our stuff. Our purchases. Several months back - years?! no way... - I said I wanted to buy LESS, and when I have to buy, try to buy ethically and as sustainably as possible (or second-hand etc etc). Consumption must decrease for me to have peace. Guess what, … Continue reading Some thoughts on things.

love/fear

Yesterday wasn't one of my finest. We went to the store in the morning, something I try to do as little as possible with three small kids. Because it was a PERFECT time to shop, aka almost empty, James (almost 5) decided that the open aisles meant FREEDOM. Off he ran.┬áRepeatedly. I stayed calm. Until … Continue reading love/fear

Belonging(s)

Several months ago (I am ashamed to say it's been that long), I started the "let's sort through my childhood-college photos and papers" project. {In fact, I should be upstairs doing that instead of writing about it... but alas, I have a few quiet minutes... and the coffee is downstairs!} It was an innocent enough … Continue reading Belonging(s)

Dark. Light.

Dark. Light. Day. Night. Watching the total solar eclipse on television brought tears to my eyes. I felt like God was trying to get our attention. Considering people flew here from around the world for a glimpse, perhaps he was trying to get our collective global attention. He is all powerful. He is all that … Continue reading Dark. Light.

love thy neighbor?

I suppose it's ironic that after I post about being content and grateful I get tried. Tested. This morning I noticed that someone (a neighbor) has presumably cashed a check of ours twice. We hired him to do some power washing after he told us about his ill mother and his lack of job. It's … Continue reading love thy neighbor?