“Stay, Mama.” She says, just like she does every day as I pull the heavy quilt to her shoulders; her little body so lonely in her big-girl bed. The room is dark; the blinds pulled shut against the winter sun. The gentle whooshing of the sound machine envelops us as I turn toward the door, thinking of all […]
Art is a many splendored thing. True art can call up in us nostalgia or warmth or amusement or awe or a connection to God; a place of deeper thought.
At night, soft mercies fall to kiss you; As you awake and begin anew. Silent snow gathers on limb and rooftop; A quiet plea to slow the rush – to stop. An alter call to listen to your heart; To turn inward, searching every part. To remember this: Love wins; Love covers a multitude of sins. To […]
A thin, pink line timidly takes up residence next to her confident sister. And you stare in disbelief. You try not to get too excited or too scared. How can a second little line have the power to declare something so life-changing?
You are pregnant.
At a quarter till four the light is already golden – promising the swift fall of darkness. I had forgotten this was coming, having been wooed by bouquets of amber, ruby & emerald – After standing agape at glittering facets floating downward, making way for azure sky. The short-lived glory of Fall has begun to give way to […]
As I sit at the kitchen table on a rainy, Thursday morning – watching Helena attempt to master the spoon from her high chair – I feel incredibly blessed to be here, sipping my coffee as I slowly wake up. The reality of this blessing is not lost on me. I know that many of us […]
I felt a bit like a spy – craning ever so slightly over the row. I should have been singing about Jesus, but as we stood for the closing song I caught a glimpse into her purse – puckered open on the seat in front of me – and I couldn’t believe what I saw… In […]
We may not always agree on politics or religion, but I think we can all find common ground where there is bacon to be had. Bacon. Is there a better smell to wake up to in the morning? (Ok, coffee may give bacon a run for it’s…bacon?) Well, we can all agree that it’s pretty […]
It’s 3:30 a.m. I am up with my daughter for what seems to be the third time tonight. I’ve tried rocking her, nursing her; this time I’m stroking the hair from her face and gently rubbing her back – my own back aching as I arch over the crib to reach her. The minutes pass on as […]
The earthy smell of coffee, sounds of familial laughter and breakfast dishes in the sink carried up the stairway to my room. I fought back the urge to follow the warmth that called to me from the first floor so I could finish the task at hand. Stacks of laundry checkered the bed as I folded […]