Thankful Thursday ~ Remembering

A boy’s life.,,  Baseball games in the morning, fishing at night.  Can’t beat that! Wearing your baseball gloves to both hold the bat tighter, and to hold the slimy catfish without getting stung.  Yep, this is the life!  The guy in the middle who’s still wearing the uniform from the morning’s baseball game late at night?  It’s his birthday today.  But he’s not 8 anymore, he’s 23.  23  years old.  23 years young.  Praying that he finds that smile andRead more


One is extremely proud of the fish he caught. The other is extremely proud of his brother who caught the fish. (Isn’t often you see a barrel-chested two year old!) And one, who is taking the photo, is proud of both of them and so enjoying this moment in time.Read more

Some Thoughts on Raising Boys

Memories of Raising Boys Raising 5 sons has been a wild ride, and one of the greatest blessings of my life. All different personalities from goofy to serious to inquisitive. Athletic and Artistic. Academic and Outdoorsy. Sometimes silly/sneaky (can you tell which one in the photo I am referring to?) Sometimes more direct than I’d choose. Thankful for the worlds they’ve opened up to me, and the way that their gusto and excitement for life has helped me to appreciateRead more