At the beginning of the summer, I wrote a blog post about Summer Survival. In that post, I talked about the pull of the romanticized notion of letting kids be bored during the summer – the idyllic 1970s summer that people these days seem so fond of trying to recreate. I also talked about how … [Read more…]
I’ve been planning this post for the last few days…in my head, you know. Today is Ezra’s last day of school for the year. And he’s been through so much. Preschool one, suspension, expulsion, 6 months of inpatient therapy, then ending with two months in a special needs preschool class. Today, it’s finally over. And so, I had … [Read more…]
I really have no words for how difficult the last few weeks have been for our family. Our son’s behavior has led to both a suspension and expulsion from his private preschool (although those words were never used and the school was ever-so-gracious about both). While we are well on our way to getting some … [Read more…]
And I want you to know that somewhere, in that mess you look at and call life, there is beauty there too. Grasp it. Hold onto it. Share it. Because it is your hope.
Beauty in the Mess ~ Edition 07.08.14
My husband told Ezra that we were going to take Cow on our trip with us so that he could have all sorts of adventures. And that we would take pictures of Cow so that he could look at them when he got back.
Thank you so much for your outpouring of heartfelt comments on my last post. It was so nice to feel less alone – and I was reminded yet again of the power of vulnerability and how it can touch the hearts of others when I least expect it. Now, it’s that time when I share … [Read more…]
Beauty in the Mess ~ Edition 01.09.14
God our Father We thank You For our many blessings Amen
It’s the last day of February, and I just got back from a week-long vacation. It’s definitely time to start counting my blessings. Finding beauty in February of 2013!
I laid in bed the other night struggling to find a comfortable position in which to sleep. Amongst all of the tossing and turning I was struck with the realization that “I’ve done this before.” At the risk of sounding extremely melodramatic… Deployment and pregnancy have a lot in common.