Through the glass window beside our front door, I caught a glimpse of a spider hard at work beneath the glow of our porch light. She was hustling. It seemed she was just beginning the work on what would be a beautiful, strong web by morning. I paused to watch her strategy. At times it … Continue reading Mama, You’re Free
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
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?
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.