Held

Held

He’s a middle child and is very sensitive. Something happened that hurt his feelings, so I pulled him as close as I possibly could and tried to comfort him. He is so precious. His mom snapped this photo and sent it to me later. I love it! In many ways I am just like him….

Having Babies Changes You

Having Babies Changes You

I have experienced many emotions, as I’ve watched my daughter become a mama this summer. I have felt excitement for her as I watch her care for her own precious daughter, and encouragement to see she and her husband step up and take on this new season of life together. I remember the days when…

The Knot

The Knot

Monday morning…It is early morning, and the faint sound of the coffee grinder draws me into a new day until I am fully awakened. I open my eyes and lay there quietly, taking the time to get my bearings. Slowly I remember what day it is and what I have scheduled, and then the concerns…

Freedom

Freedom

Every person is born with a clean slate. We move slowly forward, making choices and learning as we go. Making mistakes. Sinning. Battling fear. Yet, if we make the time to take a bird’s eye view, we will see that, even though there have been those dark place in our lives, there is also someone…

A New Thing

A New Thing

The enemy keeps telling us that we don’t fit in anywhere, we aren’t good enough, there’s not a place for us, that we are failures & we’ve failed as parents. He is relentless as he tries to convince us that it’s too late & that God has forgotten us. We are finding hope in these…

A Gift

A Gift

I had goals for my family and for the kind of relationship I wanted to have with my kids when I became a mom. Some of those goals were achieved & some of them ended up being impossible as the realities of life and parenting set in. It’s easy to have an ideal in your…

Change.

Change.

I have been thinking recently about how God has given us the ability to adjust to change. Even those life changes that we don’t think we are going to be able to make it through, God enables us to adjust! A friend reached out to me recently and shared about one of the hardest life…

An Empty Nest Surprise

An Empty Nest Surprise

If you would have told me a couple of years ago that I would write a book in my empty nest years, I would not have believed you! (I also would not have believed you if you told me that I would also get 2 tattoos—but that’s another post!) ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​I am 60 years old! I…