I was flipping through a magazine and was struck by a question for an essay contest: When was the first time you knew you were loved? Of course, my mind began to reel backwards through all the times I’ve experienced love so I could answer this question. Craig was my first real love, and there … Continue reading I knew I was loved when…
“Jordan, how was school?” …his mouth opens to grunt and I see the vacant look in his eyes so I say… “more than one word” “it was fine.” “More than three words.” Eye contact is made, brain is switched on, phone in pocket is forgotten, “we played- three lies and a truth- and I won.” “explain … Continue reading “How was school?”
All last week while the boys languished with being new kids in enormous schools I dangled a carrot in front of them to help them persevere. I promised to take them back to Katy to see their friends. On Saturday morning we set out for Katy to spend a wild twenty eight hours immersed with … Continue reading Friendships
I have… …sat in the desert and listened to the wind …examined the patterns on a butterfly wing …filled my home with the aroma of baking bread …eaten raspberries from the bush …peered over the edge of a live volcano …watched a storm on the sea …moved to … Continue reading What moves you?
During breakfast while I rinsed dishes Kevin asked me a question, “Mom, how do you really surrender to God?” That’s doozy of a question at six in the morning on the first day of school in a new city. I stopped what I was doing and locked eyes with him. “Kevin, that’s a big question that most … Continue reading “Mom, how do you surrender?”
It is fairly easy for me to watch two twenties slide right off the palms of my hand. Just this morning Kevin needed one for his gym uniform and Jordan needed one to put on his lunch account. And by the end of the day there will be many more twenties passed along or traded … Continue reading What can forty dollars buy?