peacemaker

We recently received the above package from an organization that we support, and while I was excited (who doesn’t love surprise mail?!),...

basic advent

Do you all know about Advent? It’s my favorite season of the year. The four weeks before Christmas where we spend our time and energy...

survival instincts

This quarantine started with tears for me. Grief over what I sensed instinctively was coming, particularly for my high school senior....

down to earth love

On a June evening, five years ago, we sat in an ER room with our youngest, just a year old, and we were not certain she was actually...

show up for advent

Advent is my favorite season of the year. Not Christmas. Advent: those four Sundays preceding Christmas. Advent comes from the Latin word...

choose your mottos

I’ve always been a words girl - taping index cards of poetry and verses and phrases up all over my house. Most of my wall-hangings have...

learning to dream again

So you’re like, just a stay-at-home mom? It wasn’t the first time I’d gotten that question, and it won’t be the last, I’m sure. Truth be...

a promise fulfilled

On a winter’s day this year, I logged on to my computer to check my eldest daughter’s recent team roster to see if I remembered any of...

ten years ago

Ten years ago, I opened this space with the intent of making it a record of the time we spent in the world of foster care. I called it...