“Life has been good to you…”

Someone said this to me recently- typed it, actually, on a message. “Life has been good to you.” This is a kind thing to say. The statement SHOULD bring forth gratitude, reflection, and a gracious response, no? That is not how my mind and heart responded. My first thought was, “What has happened in yourContinue reading ““Life has been good to you…””

When you think things are going great…

Wow, Henry is really focused today on his work. He’s being so still and quiet. What a great mom he has! She must really be on top of life (smirk, smirk). True confession- I was very proud of myself as a virtual school parent recently, but it didn’t last long. Henry was folding paperclips intoContinue reading “When you think things are going great…”

When the bottom falls out…

The bottom of our planter box fell out. Literally, fell out! We had no warning signs. But then again, who looks at the UNDERSIDE of a planter box? We didn’t. The interesting part is that instead of being upset or frustrated, I was mesmerized. As I stared at it, I realized what an incredible metaphorContinue reading “When the bottom falls out…”

“Mom, is Corona gone?”

“Mom, is Corona gone?” These sad words were Henry’s first words after opening his eyes when I went to get him up for the day. We know kids are resilient. We know this won’t last forever. We press forward with the thought that we can endure anything knowing an end is coming. But this isContinue reading ““Mom, is Corona gone?””

The day I got a certificate at the dentist…

The following is a true story. You can see from the picture above that I received this certificate on April 30, 2018. That was not yesterday. I kept this certificate because I need the reminder and the visual that I am not failing as a a parent. Where shall I begin in describing exactly whatContinue reading “The day I got a certificate at the dentist…”

Thank You in Advance…

Have you ever heard someone you respect give advice about something you are already doing? Don’t you feel like a champion? What a glorious deja vu! That happened to me recently when I was reading my pastor’s new book, Questions of the Heart. The book is about sharing God’s message of hope and reconciliation withContinue reading “Thank You in Advance…”