As I mentioned last week, I have a podcast, Chasing Hard. I can hardly believe it is already two and a half months old! I have talked with some lovely people about some hard topics. My first guest was Elizabeth Laing Thompson. She was a beautiful first guest, so gracious and forgiving of the newness … Read more

Mother’s Day And All The Rest

I was remembering just yesterday my very first Mother’s Day in 1990. After ten years of marriage I was finally pregnant and grateful beyond words. On that Mother’s Day in 1990 my husband and I gathered with my parents and my youngest brother after church to go to lunch. I remember as we were leaving … Read more

Mother’s Day and All the Things

It’s Mother’s Day, and I’m a mother and for that I am grateful. It wasn’t always easy or fun. The pregnancies, labor and delivery. The sleepless nights. The diapers, oh, the diapers… The toys, laundry, messes and more toys, laundry and messes. The trips to the pediatrician’s office for well-checks and not-so-well checks. The pets, … Read more

Moment in Time

I saw a post on Facebook last week. A mother had taken her son to New York City to celebrate his sixteenth birthday. She said the best part of the entire trip was when they were walking down the busy sidewalk and he nonchalantly slipped his hand into her’s. Her heart swelled from the love … Read more

Mothers Listen

Mothers listen to the sounds of their children. They listen with their ears. They listen with their hearts. They listen to the words spoken, sometimes between gulps and breaths between sobs. They listen to the silence. They listen to the banter and the make-believe. They listen to the sing-song way they talk to their stuffed … Read more