Category Archives: Family

Maybe That’s Enough Joy

I caught myself staring across the street at the neighbor’s this afternoon. They have two teenagers—one girl, one boy. Nice family. The boy has even shoveled my driveway in the past, despite the fact I have called him by the … Continue reading

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Why my Husband’s Illness was the Best Thing to Happen to Us

When I am in the midst of a storm and panicking, I often imagine God trying desperately to get me to see the bigger picture—that my suffering is part of a much greater plan, a plan I could never imagine … Continue reading

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Five Lessons for my Sons

To my Sons: Life is Funny. Let God romance you throughout your life. Take advantage of every moment you find yourself smiling at the irony of life, always remembering that God’s hand played a role. He blesses you with many … Continue reading

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His Will. My Will.

My lips so often say, “Lord, Your will be done.” It is my heart, however, that rebels and screams, “My will. My time. My plan.” I struggle to synchronize my lips and my heart. I know what I should want … Continue reading

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To my First-Born

We have had 20 months together. Just me and you… and sometimes dad, of course. In the short 20 months you have been my son, you have taught me more than I learned in the 25 years I had before … Continue reading

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Dress Shoes and Loneliness

It strikes her as odd that he is always alone. He walks by her house every single day at the exact same time, always on the opposite side of the street, like he has some sort of aversion to her … Continue reading

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My Husband, the Onion

My husband and I are not compatible. Oops! Did I actually just write that? Alright, don’t freak out, everyone. I love my husband with all my heart and I actually think he’s pretty much the coolest guy ever.  He also … Continue reading

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