“Holy Spirit You are welcome here, Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere. Your glory God is what our hearts long for, To be overcome by Your presence, Lord.” If I wouldn’t have been driving, this song would have brought me to my knees today. But the tears were flowing anyway. Another day, […]
One Call. Kind words. A happy heart. And hope.
It really is that simple.
Yesterday I received a call from my son’s school. As usual, when I looked at the caller ID, my heart stuttered a bit. My mind raced. And I wondered, what now?
I answered, and the voice on the other end reassured me right away it was a ‘good news’ call. The caller was one of his teachers. The same teacher I wrote about in the post two weeks ago, Crying in the Canned Goods Aisle. Yep, the very one that made my cry, a happy cry, in the canned goods aisle at Target.
Parents. You know how this goes, right? We can’t believe our kids are one month old, then six months, then they’re one, two, ten years and so on. And so here I am, the day of my son’s thirteenth birthday, wondering where the hell the last 13 years have gone? How did this happen? How has […]
Sometimes on the path of life, we are given extreme challenges. Obstacles we’re not even sure how to face, let alone how to get through. We’ve all had them, things that drop into our lap that weren’t a part of our master plan. Things that made us pause, trip, scream, curl into a ball and cry and wonder […]
Writing. It’s like exhaling. Sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly…but either way, it’s an attempt at letting go of what I’m holding in. I’ve been avoiding writing lately. Because it’s hard. And it requires me to go ‘there’. You know, the place with all the feels. And then, I’ll spend a lot of time crying. And I […]
Here’s the thing…when your middle schooler usually wants nothing to do with you, hardly shares anything with you, certainly does what he can to avoid being seen with you…will rarely give you a hug or a smile… And then when you go to check on him in the basement and he’s playing video games […]
To the mamas that are crying this morning…you’re not alone. To the mamas who are angry…you’re not alone. To the mamas who are lonely…you’re not alone. To the mamas who feel unappreciated…you’re not alone. To the mamas who feel they’ve lost their way…you’re not alone. To the mamas who don’t have time for a shower […]
Think about this… If you had a child with their dominant arm and hand in a cast, it wouldn’t be uncommon for the school to provide an extra book for the child to keep at home and also provide an alternative for writing down their assignments, because they’re unable to write, correct? Seeing as how […]
The Undone CHRISTmas part two. That’s what we’ve got here. You see, gingerbread houses are meant for eating. I finally figured that out. I know…it took me a while. Anyhoo…as I mentioned in my last post, The Undone CHRISTmas, I’m learning the practice of letting go. Letting go of this whole perfection thing that adds so much […]