"Here and Now: Living in the Spirit" by Henri J. M. Nouwen, 1994 || p. 59-60 - - - "God does not ask us to define our little niche in humanity over and against other people. God's question is: "Are you reading the signs of your time as signs asking you to repent and be … Continue reading Here and Now
For the last few nights, I have been up listening to my sick baby sniffle and cough. He's been having a hard time, and there is very little I can do about it. A mix of allergies and a baby cold, there is no quick treatment option except to ride it out, even if that means a few sleepless nights … Continue reading Broken Together
*note: another hand-written journal entry from a couple of months ago. forgive the back-dating as I catch up* I was in the shower the other night when a thought struck me - as a society, as women, as moms, I think everyone is playing the short game. We, the people, focus in on the here … Continue reading Long Game
As soon as I got out, I heard him. I rushed from the shower to grab my robe. My 12-week-old baby was crying... nay, screaming, downstairs. My mother was doing her best to help, but he was. not. having. it. Towel wrapped around my head, robe on, I ran down to comfort him. He seemed … Continue reading My only outfit.
I have drafted probably 5 different (long) blog posts since Memorial Day. I never posted a single one, obviously, as this is my first post in some time. I'm not sure why, either. Maybe the posts were more for me to vent and clear my head. Maybe they felt too personal to share. Maybe they … Continue reading A mess
This last week was spent out of town with my sister-in-law, her husband and their new baby. It was a wonderful week! I got to meet my first nephew, and we captured a few picture perfect moments with my son and my nephew - baby cousins meeting for the first time! Precious! Here's the thing … Continue reading Walking by Sight
"I can't push a stroller and a wheelchair at the same time." That was the line I created in the shower - always a place of brilliance, yes? I was up early to rinse off before James awoke. I knew with a busy morning that I'd likely not get a (private, non-whiny) shower in unless … Continue reading Strollers & Wheelchairs