Today would have been my grandmother's 96th birthday. She passed away in March, and I miss her a lot. Oddly, if you had asked me fifteen-twenty years ago to whom was I closest among my grandparents, I probably would have answered "Papa" (my mom's dad). I have fond memories of he and I sitting on … Continue reading Happy Birthday
I love a new year as much as the next gal... a chance to proverbially wipe clean the slate and start fresh. A chance to forget what day it is and what year it is and laugh at how fast the past year went. A chance to evaluate your outlook and your goals, scratching things … Continue reading New Year, same God
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.
We are safely two-thirds into our summer, and I must admit, I was purposefully remaining as un-scheduled as possible. We (royal we... I...) needed to be able to rest and play and run out and meet people and work a little and clean house, and we (I) have a hard time keeping that flexibility when … Continue reading Things my kids play with
A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated five years of marriage. We had an awesome night! It included some live music, some drinks, awesome food, and a couple of fun gifts. But the most exciting thing that we did that night was share some pretty open and deep conversations. Now don't get … Continue reading five
My husband and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day. Perhaps it's because we never really have. Perhaps it's because it almost feels "forced" to do something on a certain day (I'm a rebel, what can I say?). Perhaps it's because, like many American holidays, the day has become known more as a "Hallmark" holiday instead of … Continue reading V Day
I posted this a week ago, and I have to admit... it isn't all true. We did survive. It will be a cake walk 😉 And yes! Thank you Lord - it was one of the best months of my life. But... It was not the hardest. Not at all. Actually, not even close. It's been … Continue reading Truth Time