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The Smell of Home

The baby is asleep on my chest, the 5-year-old is snuggled so close that she has my left elbow pinned to my side, and the 7-year-old is seated between my feet, leaning against my knees. Clearly these children of mine … Continue reading

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Next to Godliness

This summer has been one of us staying purposefully close to home. After a few years of us being on a constant run, we made the decision to slow our pace down, and allow our summer vacation to be a … Continue reading

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It’s His Turn to Go

I’m the parent who gets to go, always. My husband works insane hours, so that means that when one of the children (usually Ella) has a trip, it’s me who gets to go. San Antonio, Los Angeles, Nashville, Louisville, Atlanta, … Continue reading

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Here’s to My Useless Friends

“You seem a lot happier since we moved to Texas,” my 17 year old son told me the other day. “I do?” I asked him. “That’s not surprising. I am a lot happier.” “I think it’s your friends here,” he … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part Is Just Watching The Train

When my eldest children were two or three, I thought the hardest struggles of parenting were potty training them and getting them to stop biting each other. When they were 10, I thought that the hard part of parenting was … Continue reading

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Through it all, there has been you

Twenty-one years ago today, the skies were gray and threatening rain. I wasn’t worried about the weather. No matter what happened, it would be perfect. It was a year and a half since you’d called me and said very simply, … Continue reading

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He’s Praying for Her Already

My eldest son has a job, but not a driver’s license yet. That means that I get to drive him. It’s become one of my favorite parts of the week. Our 8 minute car rides to and from his job … Continue reading

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Belonging, Love, and Home

When I was 14 years old, a horrible car accident changed the dynamic of our family forever. Soon after that the house my family lived in was no longer a safe place for me to be. It wasn’t long before my … Continue reading

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Three Years Later And Still Moving Forward

Today marks three years since Ella last walked. Next week will be three years since she could even stand with crutches. That seems unfathomable to me. There are days I struggle to remember a time when she walked, and other days … Continue reading

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Candles Out! ~ lessons from a Baptism ~

This weekend, our sweet Rita Lucile (known affectionately as Rita Lu) was Baptized into the Roman Catholic Church. Which means that she got wiped free from Original Sin, and I got to spend the weekend sniffing the holy baby head. … Continue reading

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