I’ve kept a gratitude journal for years, since I saw Oprah talking about gratitude on her show. I would guess I was 17 or 18 based on what I wrote in that first one. Keeping track of my blessings has made sense to me. It helps me to focus on the good the nice, the […]
You will never believe what Grace asked me as we were walking to my parents’ house.
I am inadequate. For almost three months, I have fretted the days away, frustrated that I can’t parent two children at the same time. It’s almost harder than I can bear. I haven’t enjoyed my new baby because I’ve been so focused on how hard she’s made my life, how she’s complicated everything. Bed rest, […]
Last week, Joe and Grace made the paper chain I dreamed up. Before they strung it up in the living room, they flung it around like a feather boa. They’re silly. I laughed. They laughed, too. Happily submitted to PhotoStory Friday, Give Me Your Best Shot, Just for the Joy of It, and Iâ€™m Lovinâ€™ […]
Grace has been an only child for more than three years. We get along very well; she’s had all the attention and love she’s ever wanted. Aside from going to work, she has never been with a babysitter. I have a lot of anxiety about our becoming a family of 4. I don’t want Grace […]
I have spent most of my adult life fumbling through the darkness of unbelief. Since the birth of my child, though, I have felt a tug – not all the time, just once in a while – to return to the Bible, to the Lord. I’ve searched. I’ve stumbled. I’ve made excuses. I’ve gotten lost. […]