Category Archives: Children

Bappy Hirthday Ari! (borrowed from Conner)

June 26, 1990, at 6:06 am, our lives changed forever in wonderful ways! July 29, 2017, at 4:00 pm, our lives will change forever in wonderful ways. Happiest of birthdays today Ariana! Because of you our lives are enriched in … Continue reading

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One thing I’m weary of hearing & One thing I love to hear #immigration

If I have to hear one more time… “they just need to wait in line.” Really Jeff Sessions?! What do you know about it? What about the child who has escaped their country with their life as the local gang … Continue reading

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On things I want my kids to know and/or remember ūüí¨

Above all, always love. Even the annoying coworker, friend, and family member. Also, love your enemies. No one should be exempt from your love. As you rise in the morning remember it’s your job to love. This, above all else. … Continue reading

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Happiest of Birthdays!!! **29**

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLI! I am so grateful for you, and¬†thrilled to see and know the person you have become. You are a talented, compassionate, intelligent woman, capable of great empathy. < In a world in which empathy is in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Bubba! “22”

I just reread what I had written only a couple of months ago to honor your graduation from Seattle Pacific University-¬†On our last college graduation and beyond¬†-a reminder of how the past 22 years have gone by at warp speed. … Continue reading

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On the life of Alli~

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLI! I remember the day you were born like it was yesterday, even though it was 28 years ago. Truly one of the best days of my life – the day I became a Mom. You started me … Continue reading

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On parenting & rolling the dice :)

A friend recently shared the article¬†3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church¬†– it’s a good article and worth the read, yet I still felt like something fell a teeny tiny bit flat. Clearly there is no perfect … Continue reading

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On Spanking… or not.

“While a violent expression of guidance could be gleaned from Proverbs 13:24, it is not in line with New Testament teaching.” a wonderful article by Kurt Willems When Violence Hits Home: “sparing the rod,” spanking, & peaceful parenting

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On In Earnest Magazine and ‘cracked pots’

I admire all the girls who contribute to this publication – ¬†In Earnest.¬†It’s an interesting and fun online magazine. Of course, one contributor in particular stands out to me. Check out their Mother’s Day tribute and see if you can … Continue reading

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On legacies ~ on Mother’s Day (almost)

Hey you three! Yeah you, Alexandra, Ariana & Samuel. This song came up on my playlist the other day and I became¬†overwhelmed with gratitude that I was chosen to be your Mom. You may think it ‘cheesy’, but as I … Continue reading

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