the last turn home

As we finally rounded the corner onto our street, the yearning and anticipation I'd felt for the last ten days couldn't be contained for one second longer.  In our driveway, I left everything in the car and ran through the deep snow to the front door and flung it open. My little boy had been … Continue reading the last turn home

live as though everything is a miracle

She was speaking to a ballroom overflowing with women, but at that moment, it was as if I was the only one there.  I saw her final question, "What is God leading YOU to do?" float slowly above me until suddenly, wham, I felt like I was hit over the head. "Adoption."    That's what … Continue reading live as though everything is a miracle

peace, love and homeschooling

Like putting sore, tired feet in front of the fire, homeschooling has brought so much peace and rejuvenation to our hearts and to our household. And sleep!  Ahhhh, did I mention sleep?  We were running on caffeine and fumes for far too long, and last winter I finally saw the light. We had a cold … Continue reading peace, love and homeschooling

things are not always what they seem

For the dear life of me, I could not justify the angry, hateful looks I was getting from the woman a few people ahead of me at the check-out line. On this particular day about three years ago, Marina and I were driving by one of our favorite stores, Brainstorm, and decided to pull in … Continue reading things are not always what they seem

homesick at home

I once read that you start saying goodbye to your child the moment you give birth. Trusting another to watch them for an hour, the first time they crawl, the first steps, the first day of pre-school, start of kindergarten, first time at over night camp, on and on the goodbyes go. The very first … Continue reading homesick at home