Category Archives: family

A Treasured Visit

There really aren’t words to describe how excited I am to have these two precious people come visit, so I won’t even try. I will say that I recognize the challenges it takes to get them here… It’s expensive. Hello, … Continue reading

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Running in Stuttgart

I took a few months off running in order to get my weight under control (sounds counter-intuitive, but apparently it was what was needed). I wanted to start back up in March and then Bailey broke his arm, followed by … Continue reading

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Six white chairs

I was looking for punishment, but I accepted a doctor’s appointment for Carson at Olgahospital for 8:00 am. I know better than to do that, but I actually did want it out of the way as I knew we had … Continue reading

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Strawberry Picking – 2018

One thing I love about where we live is our proximity to beauty. We can walk out the back gate and access tree-covered trails or fields with various plants growing. One of the fields has strawberries that you can pick … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day ’18 Recap

Yesterday I shared what was on my heart. Today I’ll share my memory of yesterday. It’s quite comical, really. First, let me say, this was the first year I woke up without the mindset of, “It’s Mother’s Day… I need … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2018

Oh, be still my heart. The thoughts that go through a mother’s head when she sits still for a few minutes… I’m sitting in my office* wearing my new earbuds that I got as a Mother’s Day listening to a … Continue reading

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Hayden’s 17!

I’ve found myself saying this to younger moms quite frequently lately: Don’t dread the teen years. They don’t have to be filled with angst. You can have so much fun if you spend the years leading up to that building … Continue reading

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I can’t sing but I can write.

God’s timing is impeccable. I was asked to submit an article to Sonlight months ago and I asked for grace until March. They were kind enough to understand the International PCS I was facing and allowed me to submit in … Continue reading

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Missing TEXAS? Naw….

Brutal honesty. I was ready to leave Texas behind. The heat; the vast expanses of nothingness; the flatness; the lack of green… Four and a half years in a location not of my choosing was long enough. At least that’s … Continue reading

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Soccer for two, not four. (Part 2)

Yesterday I shared the first part of this story. And it continues… I shared this screenshot of the text that no mom ever wants to receive: I went into mom-mode and got to the field around 8:30 PM without knowing … Continue reading

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