Five Minute Friday: Present

Wednesday morning at 11 am, the view was unexpected and beautiful. A garden hidden between boarded up houses and run down lots. A block or two of renovated and rejuvenated old buildings, homes, and gardens. A reconstructed oasis in the outskirts of a forgotten downtown, reclaiming some history and dignity. Red brick streets warming in … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Present

A Long Drive Home

Standing on his doorstep, waiting, it felt like the whole summer had slipped away on the long drive home. Summer vacation meant road trips and visiting extended family and friends. It meant sibling squabbles in the backseat over who got to sit next to the window, eating sugary cereal at sunrise on picnic benches and … Continue reading A Long Drive Home

Juggling people, not props

Three new babies have blessed our family in the last few months. My young cousins post pictures of drooling faces and bright eyes daily. There is a ping of heartache as I am reminded there will be no more babies in my house for a very long time. I am also reminded of the tiring … Continue reading Juggling people, not props

Time is in the eye of the beholder

Sometimes I feel like I am battling myself, as if I am sifting through the stages of grief on a daily basis. Reflection is a double-edged sword. At times it reminds me of all the amazing moments I have had with my children, while other times it just highlights out how quickly my time with … Continue reading Time is in the eye of the beholder

I want more firsts

What is it about our "first" of anything? They linger for years. We never really let go of first kisses, our first dance, the first time we disappointed our parents or even the first time we know we made them really proud. We hold dearly to the feelings of acceptance from the first teacher who … Continue reading I want more firsts