My kids know how to show love to the people they care about most. They show compassion and empathy. Their little smiles bring big joy when they see you, then run towards you with arms wide for a deep hug. Their love is such a blessing to me! Continue reading
On Easter morning, we wake up early and get dressed in pretty, pastel colors. We eat big, elaborate brunches and search for colored eggs in the now green grass. We stand together in our churches, filled with fragrant flowers and adorned with white and gold. We proclaim “He is Risen! He is Risen indeed!” And we believe it.
But do I live it? What does Easter Sunday mean for me and the way I live my life? Continue reading
There are very few pictures of myself that I actually like. I always find something to critique – some flaw that I do not want captured for all of eternity! But last weekend, my husband snapped a picture while I wasn’t looking and I absolutely adore it! Continue reading
It has been fascinating to listen to my kids interact lately. For so long, my 8-year-old just tolerated his little sister. Sure, he showed kindness and love towards her from the day she was born – but he was not always sure what to do with her. Continue reading
Within the last week, both of my children succumbed to tears because I would not let them be at church. As a mom, I am either doing something very wrong, or I’m doing something very right! Continue reading
Here I am – completing yet another chaotic work cycle – another insane push to meet a crazy deadline. (Actually – I missed my deadline by about 13 hours – my perfectionist self declares with disdain…) Continue reading
As we quickly approached Christmas, I heard the following question countless times: “Are you ready for Christmas?” I asked this question myself a few times. I know what it implies – trust me…
Did you purchase and wrap the perfect gift for all of your friends and family? Is the house clean and the decorations immaculate? Have you planned the perfect menu? Did you fight the grocery store crowds to purchase 10 packages of cream cheese and every variety of booze your guests could desire?
My answer every time, of course, was a stressful “No!” Continue reading