Thoughts after attending a funeral

Thoughts after attending a funeral

She was my age. Younger actually as her birthday is in July. We grew up together, I was at her wedding, she was at mine, we were in home group together. Yesterday, I was at her funeral. It was beautiful. And heartbreaking. There is something about attending a funeral of someone your age that that … Continue reading Thoughts after attending a funeral

on cultivating tenderness

On Friday my youngest daughter (pictured above) turns 7. And I will have a 7-year-old and an 8-year-old for a season. And it surprises me how long I’ve been doing this parenting gig. And how much I still feel like a complete novice. I'm still so unsure of what I’m doing and I'm still so … Continue reading on cultivating tenderness

In praise of this ordinary day

  In praise of this ordinary day. This day where you stumble bleary-eyed into the shower. This day where you make lunches and defuse arguments before breakfast. And like every other day, somehow manage to get the kids to school on time. This day where you hang washing, and run errands, and mop floors, and … Continue reading In praise of this ordinary day

On 2017 and my year of embrace

In 2017 my word for the year was embrace. And as it has been a long time since my January post, I remind you again of the definition of embrace: Embrace: to take and clasp in the arms; to clasp as in affection, greeting; to accept willingly or eagerly; to take up a new idea, … Continue reading On 2017 and my year of embrace