a few thoughts on clean slates…

I took Latin in high school. It was one of my favorite classes. First, it was a favorite because the teacher was a hoot! She was lively and funny and said totally unpredictable things. She made us laugh and was well aware that sometimes we were laughing with her and sometimes one couldn’t help but laugh at her antics and stories. It was also a favorite class of mine because I love words. Always have. Probably always will. I lovedRead more

Daily Prompt Challenge ~ “Carte Blanche”

carte blanche : “unrestricted power to act at one’s own discretion” Not sure there’s ever been a more clear moment of ‘carte blanche’ than when our first baby came into the world. This photo was taken in those precious moments after he was born and shows our first gaze on him as we held him together. I thought I knew it all…and knew very little! But one thing was so apparent from the very beginning…that we loved him and heRead more

Day 2 – Thankful for…second chances

We had an anniversary of sorts at our house. A year ago, we had experienced two of the most difficult things our family had ever faced…all within 36 hours of each other. Josh had a major car accident, and then a day and a half later, Tanner had cardiac arrest at school. Turns out he had a heart condition called CPVT. (These posts tell the story…. https://soletusknow.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/daily-prompt-challenge-green/ and https://soletusknow.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/a-breath-of-fresh-air/ ) It’s hard to believe a year has passed since thatRead more