Tag Archives: children

waiting in the dark

I attended a funeral yesterday for a beautiful, successful, straight-A high school student of my former school in Maryland.  My younger sister, who attends the school now, was devastated by this girl’s death; she described her as “the nicest person.”  … Continue reading

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turning 2

I saw a new look on my baby girl’s face last week.  I thought I knew all her faces, but I was wrong!  Sheer delight, awe, and a bit of shyness all mixed together when everyone started singing and I … Continue reading

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writing our little books

“A talented woman was asked by a friend, ‘Why have you never written a book?’ ‘I am writing two’ was the quiet reply.  ‘I have been engaged on one for ten years, the other five.’ ‘You surprise me!’ the friend … Continue reading

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buttermilk falls

This morning, having my journal/Bible time, I saw a deer come into the back of the yard.  I was so surprised to see it, and for some reason, happy.  I guess they are pests.  I mean, they eat gardens, and … Continue reading

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mourning, again

On Friday we learned that our little unborn baby had gone home to be with the Lord. Inexplicably, our baby had no heartbeat and had stopped growing at about 13 weeks’ gestation.  I was 16 weeks pregnant.  We also learned … Continue reading

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some of the best advice

A friend of mine, Jess, recommended a book to me and several other moms called Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches, by Rachel Jankovic.  The book was written by a young mom in the throes of raising five … Continue reading

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compelled by?

I’m reading Mr. Tripp again.  Thinking on what motivates me to accomplish work in life.  What compels me to act, and to do? Often, I am motivated to complete tasks by the feeling of satisfaction I know I will have … Continue reading

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