Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Monday, September 8, 2014



There is a kind of tired that feels so good while it also hurts to not be able to move your legs from having walked so much over the weekend. The kind that comes after being busy. Togetherness. After having accomplished a fulfilling weekend. It’s hard to wake up and everything is screaming that I’m OLD, but it’s worth it.

Then this morning it was time to get the kids to school for week #3, and just like always, it hurts. It hurts to let them go in there and deal, you know? Just…deal. To learn to grow up with confidence and to navigate relationships on their own, finding their way around, feeling the nervous feelings, and doing stuff like, I don’t know…math. I mean, how did these babies grow to be kids who can learn to add and multiply? How do they even know their ABC’s. I was there for it all and now I can’t wrap my non-mathematical mind around the number of days and months and years.

I don’t have hours and hours at the moment, and I need more quiet for my soul. I don’t have time for a lot of quiet right now, and at the end of the day, we’ll be together again and that’s what I need most.

I’m going to go to work, walk through this day, telling myself all the good things we have, in each other, in the way their Daddy and I love them and work together to serve them. In the way they love each other. We just keep going, like we do. Just like you and you and you, we do the best we can in this moment. I’m out here doing that with you.

It’s the first day of the rest of our lives. It’s a gift, no? I think it is.

Thursday, September 4, 2014


When I met him at 34, there were a lot of things I was attracted to – his intuition, his kind heart, his ability to read my mind and finish my thoughts, his confidence, his ability to love without reservation, and how much fun I had when I was with him. 
Even when I married him at 37, I thought I had a pretty good idea of who he was - three years can tell you a lot about a person, but it can’t begin to predict how the lessons ahead will mold and shape them. 
Only two years have passed since our wedding day and while all those traits that drew me to him remain, it’s the man he has become that I most admire. I knew he was capable, but to what extent, I had no idea. He still amazes me, how much he teaches me about love, faith, being fearless, and living each day as though it’s the last.
Pete loves not only me, his children, and parents with abandon - but our friends, neighbors, and community. He rarely has a bad word to speak of anyone. He jumps at the chance to be of assistance to others. He holds doors and says hello and waves to strangers and offers to help carry groceries or lift a box so often that now I just smile when they sometimes eye him suspiciously. 

And every day, he is the person who is showing our children how to interact with the world around them. A teacher. 

We are so grateful for him. For his dedication to us and to goodness in general. Happy birthday, Pete – thank you for giving us the opportunity to celebrate with you year after year.

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Sometimes you have to do the crazy thing.

You know the one. That thing that everyone will raise an eyebrow or question because it’s out of the ordinary, not the usual timetable, against the grain, or just hasn’t been done before.

I’m not referring to the crazy that’s cool. The kind that gets you noticed and extra points because everyone wishes they had the guts to do it first.

I’m talking about needing to do the crazy that only God can orchestrate. Do the kind of crazy that looks beautiful from above and strange from down here. It’s what the world calls crazy, but we just know it as whispered obedience.

If something popped into your mind and you immediately dismissed it because you assumed it wasn’t big enough or important in the big scheme, take a moment to ask God what He thinks about it. For the kind of wonderful crazy I’m talking about doesn’t judge the size or if it’s understandable to your peers or how it will fit in with others’ plans, but only listens to the quiet whispers and obeys.

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