If my life had a soundtrack I believe the song “Everything Changes” from Waitress would be heavily featured. The first part that truly speaks to me goes like this: “Today’s a day like any other But I’m changed I am a mother Oh, in an instant And who I was has disappeared It doesn’t matter, … Continue reading Everything Changes
Grace turns thirteen tomorrow. 13. Thirteen is supposed to be the start of teenager-dom. It’s supposed to be about navigating friendships, big emotions, limits, learning, taking steps toward independence. We should be a year away from teaching her to drive. For us though 13 will be very much like 12, 11, 10 and the years … Continue reading Grace turns thirteen tomorrow. 13.
Well, we are into 2019 and we haven’t yet written our summary of 2018. December flew by in a blur of Graham’s birthday, taekwondo, work, cub scouts, church, holidays and school. Our Christmas tree is still up for a few more days so I figure I’m good to write this. 2018 was the year: We … Continue reading 2018 Year in Review
On Wednesday nights I take Grace to church. She participates in the jr. high ministry program. (Seriously…jr. high ministry…hardly seems possible). We were there last week. Grace and I were in the front row. We were with the other kids in her special needs class and all the 6th graders. It was “Ask the Pastor” … Continue reading Real Love
15 years ago this month Kevin and I went on our first date at Living History Farms. 14 years ago tomorrow we were married there. We were so young but felt a little old at the time to just be getting married…sigh. I see our wedding picture every day and I almost don’t recognize us. … Continue reading I do