Weight

Weight

I sit on the sugary-white-sand beach and watch my kids from a short distance. The waves are small. The sand is soft and clean. It's a family-friendly area, a beautiful location, and our comfortable, rented condo is directly behind us. My husband is nearby, too. I adore watching them play here. I am grateful for [...]

Girlfriends

Girlfriends

“Boys and Girls, catch a bubble,” she almost yelled as she held her arms up like a football goal post. Just like that, thirteen rowdy preschool children filled their cheeks with air and became completely silent. I was in awe, possibly in love, and fairly convinced I should quickly get a degree in early childhood [...]

2018

2018

One average morning as I hid beneath the covers in complete denial of the sound of little feet shuffling across the carpet, our three-year-old son peeked over the edge of the mattress at me and whispered, as always, "Mom, are you getting up?" "No," I whispered to him and smiled. Then, as is routine, I [...]

Angels

Angels

When my husband asks, "What's on your mind," the wheels start racing. Whatever I was thinking is suddenly gone and I can't decide how to answer his question. It's like all my senses kick into overdrive and job-mode hits the fan and you know what happens next... Well, there's dirty dishes that beg attention in [...]

Motherhood

Motherhood

I stood in church on Sunday during a Mothers Day blessing remembering all the years I debated whether or not to sit this one out. This year when the mothers were called to stand, I did not hesitate or think twice about it. It was a natural and unconscious action to stand up and accept [...]