Tag Archives: joy

Behind the Curtain of Motherhood

After having my second baby girl, I expected to love her immediately, just as I had with my first. I knew in my head that love would multiply as our family grew from three to four, but I was both surprised … Continue reading

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Baby #2 Birth Day

My baby girl is nearly six weeks old, and I can hardly believe that much time has passed.  The first three weeks after she was born felt like one of the longest days ever, a slow-motion yawn.  Now that I’m … Continue reading

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RELEASE Fear, Embrace Joy

Today, I’m writing with the Five Minute Friday community writing group, and this week’s word is RELEASE.  If you’d like to join in, the linkup is here. I admit, I am a bit of a control freak.  Since becoming a mother, … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday: REGRET no more

Today, I’m writing with the Five Minute Friday community writing group, and this week’s word is Regret.  If you’d like to join in, the linkup is here. As humans, we all probably have borne our share of regret.  Regret that we … Continue reading

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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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