The car wouldn’t start this morning. A simple problem in the scheme of things, a first world problem really, as they say. But nonetheless, it was my engine that chugged, my car that wouldn’t turn over, my schedule that got rearranged that day. And so I sit in the front seat, hoping against … [Read more...] about All Is Well, After All: On Advent, Hope, and the World On Fire
We’re sitting at the table in the morning, sun not quite yet up, coffee cups in our hands, waking up slow and gently and together. It’s this togetherness that throws me off, not the waking up early part. Two hundred and thirty days gone and then with the landing of a plane he’s back and the normal … [Read more...] about Love Is Not Losing Your Mind Over the Not Important Things
I was a really good teacher, once. I taught social studies- high school history, juniors mostly. I was even nominated Best New Teacher of the Year for my school district, I really truly was. It felt good, honestly, to be recognized for doing something that you love and doing it well. I … [Read more...] about When It’s Hard to Find Purpose in Motherhood, Do This. It’ll Help. Promise.
The thing is, love is just so big and wide and deep. Love was there in the silence as nothingness swirled in the mist and love was the first word spoken over it all and love is the banner over us and love never left and love is what came down to show us what love looks like with flesh on. Love … [Read more...] about hey girls? love is big enough.
A friend of mine is about to have her first baby. She's had all the showers, is closing in on the final weeks, and just finished preparing her baby's nursery and posted some photos of it. It is darling. Coordinated but not forced, cozy but practical, comforting and inviting and life and love … [Read more...] about new mamas, there is grace for this, too