[A Safe Families for Children Write-Up] My husband and I began hosting with Safe Families for Children in 2013. Six years of hosting means we've had a variety of little ones come and go. Some hosting needs were easy to say yes to. But in full transparency, some were harder. We are, in … Continue reading Sharing a Home for the Holidays
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On November 8th Bryson will officially be an 11-year-old. I'm getting his letter done a little early this year. 🙂 Bryson, You are one good growth spurt away from towering over me. Your voice deepens. Your thoughts and words mature. But I still look at you and feel all the tenderness I felt 11 … Continue reading Bryson’s 11th Birthday Letter
Jordy, Lately Facebook has shown me memories that have gotten me reminiscing about the tinier version of you. I've been able to see birthday weeks from years gone by and have spent so much time thinking about how quickly you have grown. I was reminded that on your first birthday Aunt Gynny and Uncle Dan … Continue reading Jordyn’s 9th Birthday Letter
In one week Layla turns 11! Every year for their birthday, I write my kids a letter that will eventually be put into a book for them to have on their 18th birthday. This is letter number 11. Layla, I don't even know what to say anymore without sounding redundant. You must tire of hearing … Continue reading Layla’s 11th Birthday Letter
For the last few years, instead of a New Year's Resolution, I've chosen a word. I fail miserably at resolutions, but choosing a word gives me a general focus that I can come back to or be reminded of as the months unfold. It has been helpful. For 2018 my word was renew. What an … Continue reading My Word for 2019- Morning
My 8-year-old told me about a dream she had last night. A group of people, standing in front of another group of people. One group had masks on. One by one, they removed their masks to reveal who they were. As the masks were lifted, she noticed that one of them was her Grandpa. She … Continue reading A Year Apart