Day 14: Life Lessons.

Despite yesterday’s episode, Nate woke up this morning feeling like a million bucks. But his cheerful disposition and appetite weren’t the only things that returned today.  His words were back with a vengeance today…and all the coffee in the world couldn’t prepare my ears to hear all of them. My Nate is sweet, affectionate, outgoing, … More Day 14: Life Lessons.

Day 12: Rain.

I’ve always loved rain.  Since I was a teenager there’s been something about a rainy day that makes me want to put on my running shoes, grab my iPod (or walkman it was called back in those days), and just go for a long, slow run.  I love the smell of damp earth.  I love the … More Day 12: Rain.

Day 10: Busyness.

Lately it feels like all our days are busy.  Between homeschooling, the kids’ sports and activities, and the demands of my husband’s new job it feels like our family is being stretched to our limits.  I can’t remember the last time we had a day–much less a weekend–to relax and catch our breath.  Our days … More Day 10: Busyness.

Day 7: Math

Jimmy and I spent 3 1/2 hours on ONE Math lesson today.  One.  Lesson.  What makes it worse is that it was the same lesson he watched the lecture, did the practice problems, & took the lesson quiz twice yesterday & STILL didn’t understand.  Last night I told him not to sweat it; that he & … More Day 7: Math

Day 6: I Will Go.

Most mornings my alarm goes off between 5 and 6 am.  I intentionally get up about 2 hours before the first kid will stir.  I stumble downstairs with my favorite hoodie draped over my arm, my glasses in my hand, and the dog on my heels. I push the “on” button on the coffee pot … More Day 6: I Will Go.

Day 4: Sophie.

I spent all day today being thankful for one very special blessing: my daughter, Sophie.  Today was her 8th birthday and we spent the day playing hooky from church and AWANA.  With bellies full of birthday breakfast, we loaded the car & headed to the beach to meet friends.  We swam in the ocean, buried kids … More Day 4: Sophie.

Day 3: Our Noise

This morning there was not enough coffee in the carafe to cope with the amount noise in our house.  The TV was on and kids were arguing over whose turn it was to pick the next show.  The dog was sitting by the sliding glass door whining to be let out, and 5 minutes later, … More Day 3: Our Noise

Day 1: My Journey

Some time ago, I unknowingly began a journey that is sure to change my life. It started last November when I found an idea on Pinterest for a “Thankfulness Jar” & every evening we wrote down one or two things that we had been thankful for that day on tiny notecards & left them in … More Day 1: My Journey