Be an Octopus

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Five years and 2 children ago, I found out my then 5 year old wanted me to be an octopus. Here’s her story. “I wish you were an octopus.” Turning from the kitchen sink full of hot, soapy water and a pile of dirty dishes, with one eyebrow raised in “did I hear that right” […]

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It’s Not About the Tree {Finer Things Friday}

It's Not About the Tree

I’m a white lights girl where my Christmas tree is concerned.  Lots and lots of tiny white lights. That’s why our tree stood mostly naked in the corner of the living room for three days.  Half of my white lights weren’t working.  “It’s bright enough, mom.  We can just use those (hodgepodge colored strands that […]

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Ten Years

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It was ten years ago today, the truck accident that took my 22 year old brother’s life, and the emotions came rushing.  A Facebook status from my sister this evening opened the floodgates that daily busyness had been holding back. Our children had gone to bed, except for the 4 year old left singing a […]

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What About MY Faith?

Parenting and faith walk hand in hand. Prayers from deep in the gut, crying out all of our hopes and dreams in desperation, an unlikely way to begin this amazing journey. Before our first child entered the world, she strongly affected our faith, strengthening the gravitational pull as we clung to Jesus for answers.  For […]

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I Like Your Nice Voice

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{I started this post six months ago.  Provided I gather the courage, I’m clicking publish tonight.} ~~~~~~~~~~~~ While I was cuddling and cooing in Sing Song Mom to my wide-awake newborn the other morning, my 3yo daughter sidled up to me and said “Mom, I like your nice voice!” My nice voice. The surprise in […]

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