Hold On

I looked down at my 6 lb 9 oz baby and was overcome with joy. The baby that we had prayed over and planned for was finally here. As I gazed into his blue eyes, a thought crossed my mind. “What if you accidentally drop him?” This caused me to hug him tighter. “What if… Continue reading Hold On

Redirection

I packed my heaviest winter coat. I refolded my fleece-lined leggings and threw in another set of thermals. I checked the weather again on my phone, fingers crossed the storm would have dissipated. Alas, another wave of ice and snow would be pouring out soon. Resigned, we made the decision to cancel our trip.  All… Continue reading Redirection

Mary, did you know?

One of my favorite things about Christmas is receiving Christmas cards from friends and coworkers. Especially this year, since I haven’t physically seen a lot of the smiling faces hanging on my wall in quite some time. Moms, you did a great job getting everyone looking their best! I know the dads were there, too,… Continue reading Mary, did you know?

Hidden. Holly. Holy.

We’ve been decking the halls and preparing for the Christmas season. Part of that process has been getting rid of some of the stuff we have accumulated over the course of this year to make room for the tree, gifts, and garland. Of course, it’s also prime time to purge some of the toys the… Continue reading Hidden. Holly. Holy.

Thankful

“What are you thankful for?” I asked my patients this question all week leading into the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, the answer I got most often was “Nothing.” I’d offer some suggestions I thought each may be thankful for. Reluctantly, some of them replied, “I guess I’m thankful I’m alive.” These responses just broke my… Continue reading Thankful

Meet Me at the Altar

He twirled me around one last time and said, “Meet me at the altar.” I skipped to my room to await the time when my daddy would walk me down the aisle to meet Ben at the altar. All these years later, I have a much greater respect for the altar. In my 23-year-old mind,… Continue reading Meet Me at the Altar

Slithering Serpents

We are big on going for walks around here. We walk to the pond. We walk to check on the cows. We walk to the mailbox. We walk to visit family. We also discovered that, apart from the educational value our walks have, this exercise also serves to expend some of the energy from our… Continue reading Slithering Serpents

God, You’re So Good

Yall, I've been complaining all week. I know you've been there. Too much to do, too little time. I thought about just throwing my hands up and calling it a day. It's just not in my nature to do so. Our kids turned 2 and 4 this week! We had a sweet little party for them,… Continue reading God, You’re So Good

Martha, Martha, Martha

I’m just working for the weekend. If I hurry up and get it done now, I can relax later. If I don’t do it, who will? Have you found yourself thinking these things lately? In a world of go, go, go, and do, do, do – it becomes a badge of honor we wear proudly.… Continue reading Martha, Martha, Martha