Where is Mary Poppins when you need her? Somehow this is all I could think as I stood in the doorway of my daughter’s room.
It had only been a few minutes but a few minutes is all it takes for a little girl to turn a room upside down. What I wouldn’t give for a bit of Mary Poppins, spoon-full-of-sugar magic about now?
Alas, the only magic I’m equipped with these days is a dose of holy perspective and a spoonful of grace. The magic, it isn’t
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From the cozy warmth of my living room I stared outside in amazement. October 23 and it was snowing. SNOWING!
Even as I write this I can hear a collective groan from my fellow Michiganders. But not me! As I sat and watched the season spit its first fat flakes, my heart pranced giddy.
I love the snow. I love the cold. I love the winters we get here in Michigan, full of icicles, mittens, rosy cheeks, roaring fires, and hot chocolate.
“The only reason you love the
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Today was one of those days. Around 1:00 this afternoon my husband and I got into an argument that lasted the rest of the day.
What started as a disagreement quickly turned into an afternoon and evening of cold shoulders and awkward avoidance of each other.
When bedtime came, I crumbled. I didn’t want to go to bed angry; I wanted peace. Yet, at the same time, I wasn’t ready to lay down my pride. Needless to say, with both of us being tired, weary and emotionally drained,
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The other day my little girl, Aletheia, came down the stairs with a very determined look on her face.
“Mommy,” she said. “I have some very bad news for you.”
“Uh-oh,” I said. “What’s that?”
“No more writing group for you! I am putting up a big sign that says, “No Mommies Allowed at Writing Group!”
“What?” I said. “Why would you do that?”
Aletheia looked at me and replied, “It gives me a bad attitude.”
For almost a year now I have been taking one evening each
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