• Mar. 8th, 2010 If You Say No, I’ll Scream

    My son has reached a fun age. Most of the time. He is teaching himself how to jump – hilarious. He is already exhibiting a tenacious independent streak – like mother like son. OK. Like his entire genetic line, but I digress. But at 18 months, he’s reached a place where his receptive language far [ read more ]

  • Feb. 10th, 2010 Registered

    It’s official. I am registered to attend the Blue Ridge Christian Writer’s Conference in May. What have I done? Do I belong at a writer’s conference? Is this going to be a colossal waste of resources – both time and money? Maybe. But, maybe it will be a fantastic opportunity. It will definitely take me out of my comfort zone. [ read more ]

  • Jan. 11th, 2010 At Loose Ends . . .

    I don’t know what to do with myself. I feel lost. Unsettled. Deeply unsatisfied. I have nothing to do. Don’t misunderstand. I have plenty to do. The ever-present laundry. The dust bunnies throwing a fiesta on every flat surface. The bathrooms – ugh, the bathrooms. Plenty to do. But no deadline. If the dust bunnies [ read more ]

  • Dec. 30th, 2009 So Thankful

    As 2009 draws to a close, I’ve been thinking of all the things I have to be thankful for . . . For my Heavenly Father – I’m so thankful that even when I am faithless, He remains faithful. That He is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in Spirit. That His grace [ read more ]

  • Dec. 24th, 2009 Mama . . . Mama . . . Mama . . .

    Right now, my 15 month old son’s favorite word is “mama”. This thrills me in a way I find difficult to describe. My daughter was born with a rare genetic syndrome and speech has been an elusive and hard-fought skill. I didn’t hear “mama” from her until she was 3. While other mothers bemoan the [ read more ]