just thinking

[dropcap style="font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;"] H [/dropcap]ere I sit with a few minutes to write and all I can think is "I wear my sunglasses at night . . . " It really bugs me when songs get stuck in my head and won't leave for weeks. Annoying. Anyway, no excuses, but this past month has…

considering life

[dropcap style="font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;"] C [/dropcap]an I just say that I did not miss the internet while we were away? And I really did not miss my phone. AT ALL. Yet such is life and here we are again . . . on the internet. The bittersweet thing about vacation is that you get a…

joy comes in the mourning

[dropcap style="font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;"] Y [/dropcap]es, I did spell that correctly . . . mourning. For some odd reason, all throughout our trip abroad, I felt like part of me was in mourning. And I still can't decipher it. Nor can I accurately tell you what it's like to return to a country that's full…

needing to process

[dropcap style="font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;"] I [/dropcap]'ve got a whole lot to process from the last few weeks, and I don't know how to do it without overwhelming the reader. I don't know how to do it without sharing too much either as there are some things that I want to just keep in my heart…

He never leaves

"Mommy, I don't want you to leave me." "Ryde, I will never leave you. If I drop you off somewhere, I will always come and get you. Daddy and I will do our best to never leave you." "Please don't leave me." "Ryder, you will leave me first. When you get big, you'll get married…

preocupado

[dropcap style="font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;"] F [/dropcap]or some odd reason and even though it's been 13 years since I was in college, I still think partly in Spanish, which was my major. I wish I was currently fluent in Spanish, but I'm not. So I speak to my kids in English, followed with Spanish words, and who…

but is it beneficial?

[dropcap style="font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;"] S [/dropcap]omething that has been a lifelong, running theme in my life has come up again, so I want to share it as I hope it benefits anyone who may read it - I've been deeply reminded (again) of how this life is about each individual's relatioship with his/her Creator. God has called…

the good life

[dropcap style="font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;"] I [/dropcap] need to write an extra long post or like 4 posts in a row . . . so let's try for the extra long one while I'm on here. 1.) I've found a website that I love, love, love for so many reasons (top one being that this…

the unending to do pile

[dropcap style="font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;"] B [/dropcap] usy, busy, busy, there's so much to do . . . this song from one of the boys' toys has played in my head continually recently because it's so accurate for our lives right now. I hate being so busy!! I feel like August has hit with a vengeance…