My house

It’s hard to believe it’s been 16 years since my husband and I packed up and moved to Charlottesville with our 1 year old daughter. I never imagined we would move away from our hometown, but literally everything fell into place and it just felt like that was where God wanted us to be. I […]

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this much

How much does God love you? One of my fondest childhood memories is of my dad asking me and my sister if we knew how much he loved us. This much? – he would say as he open his arms a little bit. Thiiis much?  He would open his arms a little bit wider. Thiiiiiiiiiis  much!  And […]

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rainy days and Mondays always get me up!

I’m a little weird, I guess. Because I absolutely LOVE rainy days… and Mondays, too! Mondays are my favorites because I am usually at home alone- which means I can get so much done!  The rest of the week is go-go for all of us.  Between work, school, church, teaching music lessons, running the girls […]

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expectations

in my head  I plan ahead  and hope that  all works out  until the dread  when those best laid plans just don’t  pan out  It’s no secret that I get excited easily- and it doesn’t take much!   But I am finding that being excited takes a great deal of energy.  And if whatever I’m excited […]

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Home

the place where I can wear  my hair  up in a messy bun  the place where doggies blissfully   “happy dance” under the sun  the place where I can look around  and see love in a frame family pictures scattered ’round showing just how far we came  I sort of feel like Dorthy in Oz- “there’s […]

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Livin’ the dream

That expression makes me crack up.   Because when I usually hear it- it is said sarcastically… you know- like when you are cleaning up after your baby’s diaper “blow-out”…. or when your kiddos forget their school projects at home and you’ve gotta change around your morning to come to their rescue.   But I […]

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I “Press” On

Over a year ago, I decided to share a blog post I had written on my Facebook page.  It was a story about me and my daughters that happened several years ago- one that was especially dear to me.  Within about 5 minutes, I had a notification from Facebook that my article had been reported […]

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21 x 2

“There are two things we should give our children; one is roots and the other is wings.”

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do stuff with your kids

one day I’ll look back- grateful for the time I spent being with my girls I love haikus. They say a lot with few words. Sometimes lots of words make me tired, lol! Like yesterday- for some reason I was really, really tired. I could chalk it up to the time change and still getting […]

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make the time

on a weathered bench I play  minutes…hours… half a day! How I wish  to pause the time  play the day away  on this piano of mine! Every year when the Christmas season is over, I always wish I had spent more time playing through my favorite Christmas piano books. Not this year! I am determined to […]

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