Pregnancy paired with old home movies is pretty much guaranteed to evoke tears. My father-in-law transferred all my parents old home movies onto DVD this spring, so I recently watched them for the first time in years. I wanted to see myself at my son's current age - how we compare in both appearance and … Continue reading Changing of the Guard
Who Holds Your Heart?
Having grown up in the Church, I have heard what I like to call the “Priority Mantra” more times than I can count. This is the principle that our major life priorities should fall in this order: God first, spouse second, children third. It always seemed like a simple concept, and one which made complete … Continue reading Who Holds Your Heart?
It was my seventh month of pregnancy, and we were left with no place to live. Two weeks from closing on what would have been our first home - the movers were booked, locksmith scheduled, boxes purchased - and it all fell through at the appraisal. We had prayed from the beginning of our home … Continue reading Trust.
I sat on the park bench with my son in the stroller beside me. We had just taken a long walk and it felt good to get off my feet for a few minutes. The playground was nearby, and I found myself subtly observing the children and their parents. Before becoming a mom, I could … Continue reading Bags.