November 7, 2017 A big soft, teddy bear. That’s what she felt like. Fuzzy and warm, always at my feet, or even under them. Her eyes were always on me, keeping track of where I was in the house. Following me upstairs, down to the basement, or in the bathroom. The foot of the bed… Continue reading Empty Collars
August 31, 2018 After over 6 years with Gran living with us, there will be an emptiness when she leaves. I think of all the ways how God provided. What a pure and grace-filled blessing it has been to have her here with us. I think back to the time before she moved in, and… Continue reading Most Definitely Better
August 23, 2017 It sounded like a good idea. The boys have gotten older, we had just raced go-carts, and it would be fun! Well… We were in Panama City Beach, Florida on our family vacation, and Stefan had been looking forward to riding jet skis together. This was the first time we thought the… Continue reading Rough Waters: The Jet Ski Experience
February 4, 2016 Expectations- A strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future. Plans- A detailed formulation of a program of action, or a method worked out in advance for achieving some objective. Dreams- Something that you have wanted very much to do, be, or have for a long time.… Continue reading Expectations
February 15, 2017 Sitting in the waiting room. Waiting for test results. Waiting to heal. Waiting to find my purpose. Waiting for kids to find shoes. Waiting, waiting, waiting. I am not a patient person. It feels like all I am doing lately, is waiting. Each stage of my mom's journey fighting cancer seems like… Continue reading In the Waiting
October 24, 2018 The question finally came from Zachary. “Mom, you’re home now, when will we get a new dog?” I should have known it that was coming. My canned lines have been: I am not home to train one. Lincoln has to be potty-trained because I am not potty-training a kid AND a dog… Continue reading We Only Have Today
Words bounce around in my head. Thinking ahead for a conversation I might have with someone later. Reliving a conversation I have already had. Imagining scenarios that will probably never happen. A text I need to send. A reminder to myself. Sometimes the words show up blurry, as an idea develops. Certain words swirl around… Continue reading Why Do I Write?
I can feel it.It's built up, pent up, forced silence. No words means no outlet. If I let it continue, the levee will hold no more. The dam will burst, leaving nothing in it's path.He is a brutal master. Unforgiving, always barreling through. He has no sympathy for me, but continues to imprison me. I… Continue reading Breaking the Shackles
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I’m not even sure how I stumbled upon her writings. It may have been through my friend, Jenn. But ever since I did, it has made a huge impact on my life. Brooke McGlothlin is the author of Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most, How to Control Your Emotions, So… Continue reading Am I a "Gospel-Centered Mom"?