The One About a Seat at the Table

I grew up surrounded by a group of women. My mom has strong friendships with many but I remember a handful of women that were her TRIBE. These ladies got together to laugh, pray for each other’s kids, and supported each other in the ups and downs of life. Literally, these women were in my…

The One with Jesus’ Toes and Bathroom Floors

I used to have really bad temper tantrums when I was 4, the age of my daughter now. Thank you Jesus I’m not dealing with those same ones with her (sorry mom). My parents saw a counselor to try to figure out how to help me deal with all my many emotions. The thing was…

The One When the Day Becomes More Bittersweet

My best friend had a perfect pregnancy and she had the most beautiful baby boy last August. Shortly after his delivery it was quickly realized that his precious body wasn’t equipped to take on this world. He was a fighter. His parents are too. Six and half bittersweet weeks went by and after several more…

The One with the Bittersweet Day

This morning we got a call. Our new nephew is on the way. We rushed to grab our other nephew (almost 3 year old) and get the girls ready for preschool. Our 4 1/2 year old has been emotional lately and so in-between the scrambled eggs and the toast our 2 1/2 year old threw…

The One With The Need to Look Back

I don’t consider myself very nostalgic  but there is something about revisiting a memory, event, thought at different points in your life that gets me all choked up. It’s kind of like a prism. At different angles you see something you’ve never seen before…when the light bends and reveals a new color or shape. For me…