Monthly Archives: February 2013

the sword of the lord

For Christmas my sister sent me the book The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family. It didn’t take long for me to understand why she would choose such a gift for me. The book … Continue reading

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Looks like I’m considerably happier about the matching dresses our mother made for us than my sister. We are four years apart in age. I wonder if I wore the same dress four years later when Carol’s dress fit me.

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In the weeks before baby Brynn was due I asked Erin if there was something specific that I could make or get. She had seen a couple of doll carriers on Pinterest that looked to be something Sage might use … Continue reading

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daughter / daddy

This picture was delivered to my e-mail last week as these two headed to the Daddy Daughter Valentine Dance (held at someone’s spacious home). I love that our daddies and daughters still like to dress up for each other. That … Continue reading

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will is one!

Will turns one in Hawaii…which means we celebrate from afar. Since I have three other grandsons, I will be careful to avoid any hyperbole, unless of course you will allow me to have four smartest or four cutest or four … Continue reading

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that’s why i’m here, momma

“That’s why I’m here, Momma” she reminded me every time I apologized for waking her in the middle of the night. From my pre-surgery research into how quickly I might bounce back, I had very different expectations about where I … Continue reading

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the backbone’s connected to the hip bone

WARNING! TMI…not the inappropriate kind but just lots of detail that will interest only a few. Still… A couple of months ago, a friend in our church requested prayer for her back surgery to correct spinal stenosis. That sent me … Continue reading

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