God, I see now that you challenge us to refine us. That you give us strength in impossible situations. I see your love for me in the strength you give me through the Holy Spirit. I understand your love is fierce because I'm made fiercely loving by your grace. I feel your unconditional, irrational love… Continue reading A bumbling prayer of gratitude
You guys. I think I've reached a friendship peak. My good friend Ashley was over earlier for a quick playdate with our two littles. It was HOT today -- 87 degrees inside our house (we like to torture ourselves by waiting until we AB-SO-LUTE-LY cannot take it anymore before we turn on the AC) --… Continue reading What is a friend?
Finally. I can sleep. This was the first thought I had after the commotion died down. I had given birth to my first child -- a daughter, so beautiful and pink. She was bathed, fed, swaddled. So very peacefully content, sleeping in her clear plastic hospital bassinet. I remember thinking: great, she's healthy (thank you,… Continue reading It was “I’ll be right back…” at first sight
No, not because I find it to be profane or a profound waste of time (but check and check again). Quite the opposite. I just started watching The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu and GUYS. I *legit* am having trouble separating the show from reality, like: Do we have ceremony tonight? No wait, that's the show...… Continue reading This is why I don’t watch TV.
We spent the weekend in Santa Barbara with some dear college friends. They were my friends first, and the husbands took to each other right away. So sometimes I do wonder who actually wants to hang out more. Kidding, it's us gals. It was so great seeing them. And I take great comfort that no… Continue reading SB weekend!
I start by realizing I do not even remember the domain name of the blog I started. Was it Blogger? Blogspot? WordPress! That’s it, WordPress. It must be two months ago now that I last wrote, because the baked macaroni and cheese recipe I made for Karen and Justin is the site that’s been left… Continue reading Hi again.
So, you didn't get the job. I don't know what to say. Congratulations? Sorry? Both feel appropriate. You weren't sure if you wanted the job. You thought maybe it'd be soul-crushing. You thought maybe it would get your writing juices going again. You thought maybe it would legitimize you -- you've been a stay-at-home mom… Continue reading It’s time.