Something about turning 40 was hitting me hard the last couple of months. I kept swinging between “I am halfway to dead” and “My life is halfway over…and the second half is all wrinkles and gout and stuff. Have I accomplished everything I have wanted to do since obviously, I will be somehow incapacitated sooner… Continue reading Thoughts on Turning 40
Let’s pretend you and I are sitting at a coffee house, drinking our favorite drinks, and a comfortable silence settles over us as we happily sit in the presence of one another. Then I break the silence with a thought provoking, heart searching question: What are you currently waiting for? What would your answer be?… Continue reading What are you waiting for?
I am sitting on the ground, clad a simple dress, kneading bread dough in a wooden bowl. Sitting across from me is my friend, who’s sudden, boisterous laugh startles her nursing infant awake. My friend’s mom, eyes wet with tears of laughter, had just finished sharing a story of her own new motherhood experience. In… Continue reading Going Tribal
Those closest to me know that after Christmas and Easter, my next favorite “holiday” is April Fool’s Day. I really need to sit down and figure out why scaring the crap out of surprising my husband and kids brings me tremendous joy. I mean, TREMENDOUS. But this year, with new baby Zoe, I was absolutely… Continue reading April Fool’s Day
There was once an old man. His wife had died a few years back and he lived a quiet existence in a small apartment in the middle of a big city. With no family around, no grandkids to bounce on his knee, no children to brag or worry over, no close friends, all he had… Continue reading Look at the Old Man
The other day was not a five star day. It was one of those days where you just want to check the day off early and go to sleep until the next. Which is basically what I do every day, but with good reason…as I am full of child. I am sleeping half my day… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Big Pregnant Tired Mom
A couple weeks ago, my hands were doing dishes while my eyes looked out the window towards my backyard. My mind was flitting here and there, thinking about my family, thinking about our church, thinking about how life was just so sweet right now that I could just write #blessings on anything and everything. I was… Continue reading Out the Kitchen Window