It Runs In The Family

It Runs In The Family

Sometimes when I laugh softly, I hear my daughter’s voice. It’s not in the knee-slapping-tear-producing-stop-it-you’re embarrassing-yourself” loud guffaw that cannot be held in check. Nope, that laugh is all my own.  No, it’s only in the small soft laugh that happens...
Gold, Frankincense, and Ham

Gold, Frankincense, and Ham

Even if you don’t have small children in your life, you’ve got to read (or perhaps re-read) Barbara Robinson’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. This is the story of the six Herdman children who cause trouble as the main actors in the upcoming Christmas pageant. The...
I Feel Like I’m Falling

I Feel Like I’m Falling

I experienced a captivating moment today. I stood in my backyard while Riley was sleuthing for chipmunks. As I lifted my face to the sun, the wind chose that moment to gust slightly. Leaves from seemingly every tree were released. They swirled around and around as...
Ashes of Roses

Ashes of Roses

When my husband and I were newlyweds, we both worked in Washington, DC. My office was on the way to my husband’s, so we took the subway together, he’d walk me to my building, then go on his way. The process was reversed at close of day. My husband has always possessed...