Category Archives: Thanks

A Long Lenten Healing

  Lent always makes me think of this boy and the Lent he spent in the Pediatric Acute Care Unit at UVA in Charlottesville, Virginia. He went into the hospital the Saturday before Ash Wednesday and came home on Palm … Continue reading

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Mouse’s Marvelous Medical Misadventures! (Part 1)

I said Part 1 because I am quite certain that yesterday was not the last time she will end up in the ER! On the way home from church yesterday we stopped to chat with a neighbor. They were just … Continue reading

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Jack: One Year Old

Yup! One year ago we had this: And now we have this: Happy Birthday Little Man!

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A Sense of Place

The other night as I walked to choir practice in the evening, people in our neighborhood were out on the sidewalks,their porches and their porch roofs. It was the first evening when it was warm enough to be out in … Continue reading

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More Spring Break!

Last week was supposed to be our Spring Break/ Get Ready For Easter Feast week. A nasty stomach virus (please be the last sickness for a few months!) changed that plan as the children started getting sick on Tuesday and … Continue reading

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Easter 2013

On this rainy Easter morning, I step outside to move my seedlings to their spot on the front porch for the day. The rain is dripping down steadily and I breathe deep. This is a spring rain and I haven’t … Continue reading

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Rainy Week

It’s been raining all week here. The yard is good and muddy (it’s impossible to grow grass in the back as high traffic as it is with three children running about, digging holes etc.). I put mulch and straw down … Continue reading

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It Gets Easier

A year or so ago when W was approaching his second birthday and I was just entering my second trimester with J, I really wondered what it would be like to have four small children. Now I know. It has … Continue reading

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A New Helper

One of the things that I find very important is having a mother’s helper for a few hours each week. With four small children at home, a weekly open house supper,homeschooling, church activities and S’s busy work schedule I need … Continue reading

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Heritage of Trust

A couple of weeks ago I was at my middle sister’s place and we were talking about children, and changes in our lives, and she said something about trusting God that grabbed my attention. I don’t actually remember what she … Continue reading

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