Category Archives: love

Learning Grace through Parenthood

A few weeks ago, I took my 17-month-old daughter to a bookstore to do some Christmas shopping. There, we were greeted with free Styrofoam cups full of spiced apple cider. I took a cup, and clearly my girl wanted a … Continue reading

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No EXCUSE Necessary

Today I’m linking up with the Five Minute Friday community, writing for five minutes on  a given prompt.  This week’s word is EXCUSE.   When my oldest niece, Eriah, was three years old, she had quite a vocabulary. You could … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday: Growth in the SILENCE

Today I’m linking up with the Five Minute Friday community, writing for five minutes on a given prompt. This week’s word is SILENCE.   In the silence, you’re growing inside me.  I can’t hear you or see you, but when … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking Love

I spent most of my life as a single, having now only been married for three years.  In high school, I wondered what made other girls who always had a boyfriend different from me.  Even into my twenties and early … Continue reading

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Day 31/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: REST

Day 31 Rest, my precious child. Lay your head on my shoulder allow your breaths to slow and our heartbeats to align. Let me feel the warmth of your cheek against mine. Close your sleepy eyes and melt into me.

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Missing My Uncle Mark

The end of September in 2004 was the last time I saw my uncle Mark.  He and my parents had driven up to Baltimore to help move me out of the condo I was living, since I was moving back … Continue reading

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Day 26/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: CHANGE

Day 26 Change is seeing the tips of green trees turn gold and red wearing shorts and flip flops, only to open the door to a chill watching my pregnant belly grow rounder seeing our baby girl stagger around on … Continue reading

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