Her Divine Role

Disclaimer: I will only consider myself a success if my mom loses water weight by the end of this post due to her sheer volume of tears shed. Disclaimer fin.Once upon a time, I knew more than my mother. Or at least I thought I did. Like, totally. And because I so obviously knew more of the world than her, I knew she was too strict, too paranoid, too invasive, too present....more

Of Time and Magic

Ten months. Why does that seem so much more than a mere thirty days’ time from nine months?...more

Beautifully written. Babies (and daughters) change our worlds, don't they? more

Sewing With Camels

One day one of the local officials asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to deserve eternal life?”...more

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

This past weekend the vacant house behind ours (our backyards court one another) became occupied. Actually, over the course of the past few weeks, I have spied several different cars, a U-Haul, and a guy with a pressure-washer out there, through my kitchen window. (What, I have to do dishes, don’t I?)...more

And Sooner or Later, Nana, People Have to Grow Up

It is impossible that this face used to be small enough to fit in the palm of my hand. Now, it is impossible to get him to sit still long enough just to capture it....more

I Want to Leave a Legacy

I look at my daughter and my heart breaks....more

Why I Want More Kids (I Think)

I better get this out quick-like, before my Hubs pulls the plug on me. (Not literally, though, seeing as I am neither on life-support, nor an electric car, though I can see how that might get confusing.)Whenever people (read: Mom) ask if we’re going to have more kids (despite our latest model still less than a year old), I always give the same clever response, after an uncomfortable laugh and an awkward glance at/with Hubs, if he happens to be around: “Well (heh, heh), I already have a matching set (giggle, giggle, shared discomfort with Hubs because we still refuse to talk about it yet), so, you know…!”...more
Love it! I have 2 and our family just doesn't feel completely complete just yet. Praying God ...more