Wordless Wednesday

The first game of play-offs ended early tonight just before the sun went down. I was waiting for Tanner in the parking lot watching it just melt into the horizon and was so thankful for that time. I just love the little moments in a day when there’s time to be thankful and breathe and be reminded that we’re part of something way bigger than just ourselves. Made me think of the verse that says “It is good to giveRead more

Thankful Thursday

So, this  week, I’m thankful for….dirt. Dirt? Yep. Dirt. Good things grow in…dirt. Little things… Big things… and things that aren’t things … …like kids. Am thinking kids grow in dirt. and sometimes the more vested they are, the more dirt they get to wear. You’ve gotta get off the sidelines to get dirty.   And why am I thinking of dirt this week? Well, because it made more than one mom cry last Thursday night. Last Thursday night wasRead more

…up on a roof… (Not-so-Wordless Wednesday)

So I’m usually thankful when my kids are under one roof… but this time it was fun to be ‘up on a roof.’ It wasn’t with all of my kids, it was with just one. And it was definitely great to be able to spend time with Chase on his turf…even when part of the turf he enjoys most is …a roof. Can’t blame him. (Am thinking James Taylor and Carole King would agree for sure. Yep, the link toRead more

Thankful Thursday

So, it looks like Winter. It feels like Winter. It actually IS Winter. But…there are some very cool signs that say that it won’t always be Winter. Love that. Potential for growth is all around, but sometimes disguised as …Winters. But if you look really close, you might see some teeny tiny buds reminding you that Spring is just around the corner. It might take some searching, and a really good zoom lens, but oftentimes when we look for signsRead more

time well spent

So the cold snap has hit. Our weatherman said, “so the pattern is crazy cold for awhile.”  But it didn’t keep  Chase and I away from our walk at the river. Correction. It almost did. But we bundled up and braved the cold.  As we neared the river’s edge, it was cool to see how light danced and sparkled like stars on the water. The cold didn’t change that. The berries seemed even more red against the background of all ofRead more

Seasons’ Greetings

So, for the past few days, I’ve thought about the phrase ‘Season’s Greetings’. But the spin on the phrase has been the whole idea of greeting the season –whatever season that we’re in- with arms wide open. And I wrote about how there’s value in every single solitary season…for the farmer who recognizes the necessity of times of growth and harvest then dormant rest, and that there’s value in every season for us. And the whole little blog post wasRead more