There is power in learning to linger and valuing the ordinary views of life.
“Building Snow People + Things”: I get overwhelmed with sorting out which stories are mine to tell and how to frame the kind-er truth. #sosmagic #adoption #fostercare
A dog can be trained to be calm. At first I thought this was an impossible notion because of the natural inclination of a puppy. Yet, the more I considered… Read more settle →
I cannot change many of the things that hurt my heart this holiday season, but maybe I can make a fancy cookie plate…maybe!
I’ve been trying to embrace interruptions as a beautiful part of each day. If I believe that each day is ordained for good things to happen to me and through… Read more Look! →
Early in March, the boys came home with geckos. I lifted my eyebrows at Andy and he said, “It’s better than a dog.” We’ve been saying no to a new… Read more when whimsy won →
At the frog pond, circa 1985. “Go get the stink blown off of you,” Mom said, and Jeff, my younger brother, and I high-tailed it out the backdoor. We jumped… Read more childhood encounter with weather (no. 2) →
I love this picture because it perfectly captures Sam at this moment in time. Sam sent it to our family text thread yesterday, and I giggled when I saw it.… Read more so sam →
When I first started paying attention to the world (because that’s what you do if you want to be a writer), it was spiderwebs that caught my scrutiny. I still… Read more spiderwebs →