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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Brynn Elane Macy She was born to John and Erin (and Sage too, of course) yesterday, February 3. To say that Brynn’s parents are over the moon would be an understatement. They waited two extra weeks for her to make … Continue reading

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