I’ve kept a gratitude journal for years, since I saw Oprah talking about gratitude on her show. I would guess I was 17 or 18 based on what I wrote in that first one. Keeping track of my blessings has made sense to me. It helps me to focus on the good the nice, the […]
You will never believe what Grace asked me as we were walking to my parents’ house.
I am inadequate. For almost three months, I have fretted the days away, frustrated that I can’t parent two children at the same time. It’s almost harder than I can bear. I haven’t enjoyed my new baby because I’ve been so focused on how hard she’s made my life, how she’s complicated everything. Bed rest, […]
Grace has been an only child for more than three years. We get along very well; she’s had all the attention and love she’s ever wanted. Aside from going to work, she has never been with a babysitter. I have a lot of anxiety about our becoming a family of 4. I don’t want Grace […]
I have spent most of my adult life fumbling through the darkness of unbelief. Since the birth of my child, though, I have felt a tug – not all the time, just once in a while – to return to the Bible, to the Lord. I’ve searched. I’ve stumbled. I’ve made excuses. I’ve gotten lost. […]
Once a week, Grace goes to a preschool dance class. On the first night of class, the teachers ushered the dancers and their parents into the studio and explained how the class would be set up. Each class has four parts, always in the same order: 15 minutes of Mousercise 15 minutes of tumbling 15 […]