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Storytelling

When Life doesn’t have a Plan

  Piles of boxes line the living room.  Toys are scattered across floors and all those plans I had for the new year? The ones I tried to make when I had the stomach flu and then we got a foot of snow and the schools cancelled for almost a week? Life never quite turns […] Read more…

Snowed In (but not missing the beauty of this day)

The frost on the windows creeps out in sharp knife lines, like a shoot exploding from ground, and then branching out, stretching in white frosty lines. It is beautiful, but only if you look closely, only if you are not too hurried to miss it. His beauty is always there, revealed in the everyday, passed […] Read more…

Our Favorite Moments of the Year

2013 in Pictures It’s a way of reviewing the year but also a way of counting our blessings, remembering the goodness in the everyday, the meals shared, the miles traveled, another year of blessings even amidst the days of pain. All is forgotten when you see the joy, relive the good, and say thank you for […] Read more…

When your New Year isn’t what you hoped for

Last year at this time, things weren’t going so well for her–as in “Worst Christmas Ever.” It was bad enough it was her first Christmas without her son–her first Christmas with an empty stocking hanging on the fireplace.  Then it hit: The fever, the chills, the head that would not stop pounding.  The seven-day flu, lasting from […] Read more…