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Disappointed or Deliberate?

The other night, our family watched “The Princess Bride” movie for the umpteenth time, but this time our four year old daughter was seeing it for the first time or at least the first time that she truly understood what was happening. *Spoiler*… As Buttercup pushed the man in black over the cliff, my eyes were drawn to my daughter […]

Happy Christmas to All

Dear friends and family, How do I sum up a year? We entered 2016 with hope and joy. In early December of 2015, we moved into our new home and were starting to settle in as we started the new year. But life got busy. We had to adjust to changes in schedule and although they were slight (we only […]

A Letter to My Mama

Dearest Mama, I blogged my way through losing Daddy and every single post your encouragement was there, your gratefulness for my words, your love for me shining through. So how am I supposed to do this, Mama? How do I struggle through the losing of you without you being there to tell me you are praying for me? That you […]

Chasing After Sunsets

Driving through sun soaked countryside, meandering, journeying, questing, we think it will never end. Hill after rolling hill, cows and sheep, horses and dogs, we are enthralled by each new sight. Little churches dot the hills, their steeples raised in praise to God, our hearts and voices lift in response. Creeks tripping over rocks, bridges and barges and asphalt and […]

How to Raise Siblings who Enjoy Spending Time Together

When I was pregnant with my fourth, I started watching the show “Parenthood”. While there was a lot of dysfunction between the four adult siblings, I loved the camaraderie that they had and the way they were there for each other. And then I found out that my fourth would be a girl, making our total 2 boys and 2 […]