Family Life, foster care

How You Can Support Foster Families

One night this week I was overcome with anxiety. Getting in my car seemed a little dramatic so I left the baby with my husband and ran downstairs to the garage. A room I particularly loathe due to the abundance of camel crickets and lawn equipment. I crouched down and held onto the side of… Continue reading How You Can Support Foster Families

gratefulness, unselfishness, letting God, morning pages, morning ritual,, mornings, Motherhood, Uncategorized

Morning Pages

I'm not a morning person by nature. I'm a two cups of coffee and maybe I'll talk to you kinda person in the morning. Some days it is three cups and a shot of espresso but whose counting... Unless I'm on vacation. Then I can't wait to wake up. I'm like a kid on Christmas… Continue reading Morning Pages

Family Life, marriage, empty nesters

After the Children are Gone

Thirty-five years ago, I married my sweet Hart.  Fifteen months later our first daughter was born.  I was immediately thrust into a lifestyle of babies and toddlers, with three kids within five years. Then we had a five year stretch before our last two daughters were born.  This made their ages span from 1-12.  Soon I was teaching my girls from… Continue reading After the Children are Gone

Family Life, wedding

The Magical Wedding

It's come and gone. After months of planning and buying and preparing and agonizing over the weather, it's over. December 8th is a day we will never forget. A day of witnessing and celebrating the marriage of two very special people. Nan and Perrin got married on a cold day right before a major snowstorm… Continue reading The Magical Wedding

Family Life, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized

Why am I Thankful?

'The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for." - Norman Vincent Peale When I think about what I am most thankful for, it's never anything I own. It's always my family and friends. The people we do life with. The ones who get you through the hard… Continue reading Why am I Thankful?