adulting

My girls went back to school yesterday. It brings me JOY.. and it also makes me a little bit sad.  I remember all those years I dreamed of having a baby, and in my own naiveté, I thought those toddler years would last forever.  But I blinked, and my girls have grown up overnight. We […]

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crayons and markers

  like crayons and markers  I watched as she drew  outlined and shadowed  but before she was through-  she’d say look this way-  and with special care  she’d dab a little here  and she’d dab a little there-  transforming me into  a queen for a day  how I loved it when Grandmother  came to play!  […]

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a home-cooked meal

Cooking is something I have never really enjoyed, but eating– that’s a whole different ball game! I love food! And I have gotten much better at meal planning and cooking lately.  But these summer days seem to be even busier for me than the school year. After running around all day, my youngest daughter asked […]

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stayin’ alive

I basked in their peak today rose petals unfurled all the way oh how I wish I could make them stay alive for even just one more day My hubby brought home these lovely peaches roses for me last week to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.  They were the same color as the roses I […]

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seasons in between

I walked to the beat  of falling leaves    beneath my feet  leaves thick as thieves I watched the foliage  drift and sway  on this breezy, balmy autumn day  I wanted to hit the pause button again this morning. This is my favorite time of year… that time when we are still full with Thanksgiving JOY […]

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contentment

I took my youngest daughter to the bus stop one recent chilly fall morning, and as I pulled around the corner-  I saw a rose colored sunrise in the sky, dew drops glistened on amber colored tree leaves, and lots and lots of kids. Happy children ran back and forth across the quiet street, playing […]

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If you love something, set it free…

Sometimes as a mom, we have to let go of our own dreams for our kids so they can pursue their own passions.   I’m not ashamed to admit that I sometimes live vicariously through my girls. We want for them to experience the same joys we had as children, while at the same time- we […]

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waiting for a song

I sit here waiting  anticipating  for company  i do long for friends that I  watch soar on by  I’m listening  for their song  After a morning at church, we settled in for a restful afternoon.  From my bedroom, I heard hustling and bustling coming from the kitchen.  Curiously I got up and went to see […]

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when my heart is overwhelmed

From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety Psalm 61:2 I heard other moms say it would happen, but I didn’t see it coming.  My girls have been my whole world for the last 13 years, but it […]

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A baker’s dozen

My oldest just turned 13.  I can hardly STAND it! A teenager *gasp*!! I remember turning 13 like it was yesterday. I was painfully shy and tall.  I wanted more than anything to hide from everyone and fade into the background.  But as I navigated those awkward years, I learned to stand tall. I see […]

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