Category Archives: Personal

Meadow: Nine

I open the door to the garage and Meadow bounds down the two steps in one big jump. She swings the car door open and I watch, holding her backpack, as she hops to the far side of the backseat. I swing her way-too-heavy backpack into the seat next to her, while she straps on...

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Holding Them Both

Monday morning I feel Chad slip out of bed and I hear the bathroom door quietly close. At the sound of the running shower, I open one eye and peek at the clock beside the bed. 4:47. I bury myself under the warm covers and listen to the sound of the shower, relishing the final...

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Charlie: Fifteen

I’m not even sure how to begin this birthday blog. This birthday letter. This acknowledgement of the 15th year. This celebration of the 15th year. But here goes nothing. . . Charlie, This isn’t the birthday we thought it would be is it? Years from now I wonder if you will look back and remember...

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Chanelle: Thirteen

As our kids get older, I am mindful about what I share about them in this space. Their lives, of course, are their own and I respect the space they need to grow and the ability they need to choose when and what to share in a public way. That being said, I asked our...

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