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so much joy

Every family needs a Brooklyn – a person who notices, who empathizes, who walks with others hand-in-hand, and puts the world before herself. She is fun and energetic, yet self-controlled and wise beyond her years. She is playful and uninhibited, unhindered by the pulls of social media and the pressure to grow up too fast.

Brooklyn [...]

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When you change that diaper, you are changing the world.
When you are a round-the-clock nurse for three sick little ones, you are changing the world.
When you wake up at 5am to shower and get ready for work so that you can be ready and available to your family as they prepare for school and work, [...]

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losing streak

Last night we cheered on Brooklyn and her team while they lost another basketball game in a long succession of losses this season. We have five more games to go, and we are hopeful to bring, at least, one win home this year. Some games have been so close that I am convinced my heart [...]

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waiting room 10/19/2017

Quiet moments of waiting
Wondering
Pondering
Praying
Hoping
Believing
Resting
Trusting
Eyes closed
Tired
Weary
Leaning
Clinging
Crying
It’s all going to be okay
Sitting
Alone
In a corner
I turn my head to look out the window
It’s raining
A fall mist encircles the city below
Uncertainty
Seems to be the word of the day
The musing of my heart
I just want to sit here for as long as I can
Sometimes uncertainty feels more secure than certainty
Trusting
What [...]

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I have this hobby called “tweaking” (moving items from one place to another).  I am constantly tweaking the decorations around my home, which I find to be very therapeutic. It’s an outlet for me.  However, recently I found myself not finding any peace or joy in the process of “tweaking”. Instead, I was feeling overwhelmed, [...]

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the first six months

For anyone out there who reads this blog (and kudos to you since I haven’t posted one word in over a year), I am going to give you a quick list of the top 10 highlights of the year before I jump into the first six months:

January 2015 – I resigned my position as the [...]

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enjoy this moment

We all know how quickly the sands of time slip away from us.  We are all very much aware that childhood is fleeting.  We hear it from older and wiser parents: “Before you know it, they’ll be off to college, getting married, starting a family.”  Yes.  We hear it all the time.  I have even [...]

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the voices in my head

Do your kids ever get scared?  Mine do.  In fact, I can get called upon, at least, three nights a week to come and pray for the “scary thoughts” that are keeping one of them from sleep.
“Scary thoughts” can be paralyzing:
“What if I fail?”
“What if I lose someone I love?”
“What if I don’t have what [...]

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Motherhood has changed for me.

There was, once upon a time, a season of my life when motherhood meant more of survival to me than anything else.  Changing diapers, feeding, sippy cup filling, cuddling, rocking, naptime rituals, reading, bathing babies, taming tantrums, and playing silly games filled every second of my day.  (Notice that showering was not included in this [...]

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The way to my children’s hearts is through their tummies.  They love food.  They love thinking about food.  They love knowing what’s for dinner before breakfast is over.  And they loved every delectable bite of the Ritz crackers and string cheese I served them for snack this afternoon.
With that in mind, I decided that if [...]

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