Refiner’s Fire

It’s been tough being grateful the last couple days.  I’ll be honest.  The hostilities of the election (now over) were almost too palpable.  The behavior of the citizenry was shameful, on both sides. But in my heart, though I quietly retreated, I was thankful.  So thankful for the bright yellow…

yearbook

If I were to flip the pages of my memory of this past year, glancing at the glossy pages of what has happened, I would marvel at the life that has been recorded.  My life has been a sort of tornado in a calm valley and yet, time has sort…

in the now

We’re on vacation right now.  Specifically, my family is on vacation and I am supervising my family’s vacation.  As a wife and mother I feel as if I am rarely on “vacation” — I am still a mother to my children, I still make our meals, I still organize the…

I’m sort of not a big deal.

I love the section in The Little Prince when the narrator, a man we only know as The Pilot, speaks matter of factly about how humans think they are of great importance.  He says that we like to think we are so important and we take up a great deal…

the age of motherhood

We sometimes think we will never forget things.  The moments that seem large in our minds will always seem large and we will never let them fade in that rearview mirror of our memory.  And yet they always seem to shrink.  We don’t quite remember the feel of our prom…