Life is Full of Firsts

We had lunch with our son yesterday, the youngest of our six kids. This morning my husband voiced the significant and weighty reality—the next time we see our son, he will be a Marine. From the first day we met our son when he was 10 years old, he was all about the military, and…

Facing A Giant

Our son is registered to wrestle in the annual “Who’s Bad” tournament at the end of the month. He’s getting ready to face another giant, and he’ll emerge a winner no matter what. Because he’s been facing giants for pretty much his whole life, and he’s learned he can face a giant. Our son faced emotional giants,…

Layers, Dynamics, Investment…and Love

Another school year has begun. Which means the holiday season is soon approaching. I’m not sure how I feel about that. On one hand, I’m looking forward to it. We scheduled a vacation house where we’ll have all of our grandchildren in one place at the same time, and we’ll include all their parents too!…

The Vocabulary of Language

Many areas of life have their own vocabulary and language. Law. Medicine. Emergency Services. Education. Football. And many more. The words we use can be understood and they can be misunderstood. How and what we say can make a difference. Our words matter. But many times it can be like learning and speaking a foreign…

Going Deeper

More than just About (me), this is some of the backstory.

When It’s Not About You

What do you do with anger and hurt when something happens, or you’re in a situation and you have to be part of it, but it’s hard? You become aware it’s not about you, but you have to live in it.

I’m a Mom

My heart will feel and want; my heart will rejoice and be sad.
I am a daughter. I am a wife. I am a mom. I always will be.