To the Mom who Doesn’t Recognize The Woman in The Mirror

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms who don't quite feel like themselves

  “You’re just not yourself.  You haven’t been yourself in years.” I remember someone saying that to me during my early years of mommy-hood. I didn’t really understand what they were trying to say to me back then.  I knew I was still me inside, but I was also overwhelmed, crazily hormonal, and tired, really, [...]

A Dream Come True


The other day when the sun shone for a moment between rain, my kids called me outside.  Grasping at any excuse not to finish the laundry, I went running. My son handed me a rope and said, “Will you tie me to this pole?” I’ve waited all my life to hear him ask this one [...]

He tied the string around my heart.


Sunday afternoon in the calm moments between day of church, fun, play, Awana and the “rest,” my son walked into the kitchen. With arms finding my middle, he looked up with blue eyes of crystal and said, “You’re beautiful. Have I told you that?” Suddenly I forgot why I grounded him on Saturday. With his [...]