“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 Yesterday was an extremely discouraging day for me. I went to bed thinking about all that I did – or tried to do – and how much it all felt pointless. […]
It’s a simple thing. A simple request. But it’s bedtime. And there are a zillion requests.
There’s this thing that happens when Sam and I sit down to choose names for our children. We make it about 4 minutes before the suggestions start to get a little ridiculous. For instance, Sam kept insisting that we use “Annette” as Clara’s middle name (which, when said quickly together would make her sound like […]
I don’t think I’ve ever really written out our birth stories, though I have read many such posts from others. I suppose I’ve felt a little “out” of that club. My birth stories do not include tubs and exercise balls and my husband rubbing my back through contractions. Well, the first one did. For 30 […]
Oliver. You were our firstborn. The one who made me a mom. The one who broke all of the predictions and estimates and arrived, in dramatic fashion – after a 30 hour labor and ultimate c-section – at just shy of 11 lbs. “He’s huge!” were literally the first words our doctor said as you […]
Sometimes, Mother’s Day is celebrated with flowers and candy and homemade cards and breakfast in bed. Other times, it’s not really celebrated at all as your kids are too young to even know the holiday exists. . .
God has set apart the home as his. Home is a place where his presence is to be felt and his purposes are to be pursued. He places parents in those homes as watchmen, pastors, priests, shepherds, teachers, and warriors who have been called and commissioned to pass on their faith to their children for […]
Clara turns two soon (but if you ask me I may not admit that fact, I’m still sort-of in denial over that whole idea). With a move coming up in just three weeks (EEEK!) we decided to celebrate while we were at my parents’ house for Fourth of July weekend, before things started to get […]
I realized recently that I haven’t been blogging much about our family these last few months. And, with good reason – though it wasn’t exactly intentional. The early weeks/months of 2015 were a blur of late nights of thesis writing/editing/proofreading, combined with praying and considering and researching and talking through options and opportunities as Sam’s […]
Last year, Sam began a family tradition of taking photos of the kids and me as my Mother’s day gift. (seriously, I’m making them do this with me forever. Or at least until they graduate high school). We budget pretty closely and one of the things we don’t usually spend a lot of money on […]