…a few thoughts on front row seats…

My son called a few weeks ago with some exciting news and all I kept thinking as I sat there smiling on the other end of the phone was that I was thankful for the front row seat to so many cool things. And I told him so.  But as soon as I said it, I thought, well, that sounds pretty presumptuous.  But he agreed and was like “yeah, me too Mom…” And as I thought about wanting that frontRead more

…a few thoughts on Last Firsts …

So yesterday as Tanner and I were talking about the start of school, he said, “Yeah, Mom…it’ll be your  ‘last first’ day of school…”  Now I had expected him to say HIS last first day of school…but not mine.  And yep, I had a little difficulty seeing through the sudden pool that welled up in these eyes of mine…and all I could see as I looked at my senior in high school was the little boy with the blond hair andRead more

…a few thoughts on ships…

“A ship in the harbor is safe. But that’s not what ships are for.” William G.T  Shedd I saw some ships today, and some smaller vessels on the water. They were coming in to the harbor just as the sun was going down. My son and I watched as the boats in the distance moved a little closer in to the dock. It was windy and cold, but beautiful on the patio as we ate.  Hot Clam chowder tasted reallyRead more

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