Five Minute Friday: Welcome

Two hours notice. There were a few quick phone calls back and forth between us and them while we were driving for Thai food and placing our dinner order. We had two hours notice that you would be standing on our doorstep, waiting to be welcomed inside. I'm not sure why I felt it was … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Welcome

Perfect Moments

I made stricter house rules this summer for the kids in hopes of keeping them from spending the next three months absently laying in front of the television, a computer screen or their phone. It was a well-thought plan, a list really, of alternatives to glowing screens. Things like being creative, reading a book, spending … Continue reading Perfect Moments

Five Minute Friday: Belong

I picture you here, snuggled under layers of covers, watching movies with your sisters. I picture Sunday morning pancakes, Friday night pizza parties, and ice-cream runs in the middle of the week. I picture Lego building marathons, afternoons baking cookies, trips to libraries, the museums, and the soccer fields. I picture you. You were not … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Belong

Writer’s Workshop: My house shall be a mast

I love when the jeweler cleans my wedding ring. Its renewed radiance resonates for days. It looks bigger and more brilliant than before and I am reminded of how it glistened in the summer sun after DW placed it on my finger over thirteen years ago. It's easy to forget the beauty when it is … Continue reading Writer’s Workshop: My house shall be a mast

This is my inside

I hoped Ed Sheeran would be my muse this morning. His music has been playing on shuffle for the last hour, but instead of being creatively ignited by rhythm and lyrics, I have merely been bobbing my head up and down, rocking shoulders left and right, in the midst of an imaginary crowd of musicians, surrounded … Continue reading This is my inside