Move Your Milk!

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Yesterday during dinner, Levi’s cup of milk was dangerously close to the edge of the table. “Move your milk!” I cried desperately as I remembered that there was nothing protecting the carpet under his chair. He looked up at me, reached out, grabbed his cup, and wiggled it. “Levi!” Frustration was creeping in.  “Stop! You’re […]

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Pleading for Perfection

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I don’t know exactly when my life changed. I don’t know when I lost control. When the stress started mounting. When I started yelling more. Loving less. I woke up one morning and didn’t like my life anymore. The children were fighting, screaming, crying, clinging, smothering.  I couldn’t demand obedience.  Not even if I screamed. […]

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We’re Staying.

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There.  We made a decision.  For the first time since we moved here almost four years ago, we know for sure what we’re doing. It’s been a very un-sure past four years.  Filled with potential job offers that never finalized and real job offers that fizzled out at the last minute.  I’ve searched for houses […]

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Aspirations of Patience

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I know you want Hawaii pictures.  But believe it or not, it’s easier and faster to spit out written posts than to choose, edit, resize, upload, arrange, and caption picture posts.  I am working on it.  Promise. ———————————————————— When I woke up this morning, I was in a good mood.  I went for a run. […]

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All Things

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Yesterday, I was a horrible Mommy.  Yesterday, I had horrible children. And I was so mad at God about it, I didn’t speak to Him all day. He kept trying to talk to me.  But I turned a cold shoulder. He can do all things, why wasn’t He making me a better Mommy?  Why wasn’t […]

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The Night Before

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Irony: an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected. Coincidence: a striking occurrence of two or more events at one time apparently by mere chance. Providence: God, esp. when conceived as omnisciently directing the universe and the affairs of humankind with wise benevolence. ************ We agreed: we disagreed. But we […]

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When I Knew

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I held out hope when the bleeding started. I reassured myself when I made the appointment. I smiled comfortably while I wrapped the sheet around me and climbed up on the table. But when the small talk faded into silence, I knew. There was no labeling of baby parts. There was no recording of a […]

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