an unbreakable bond

I rolled over restlessly at the first morning light and spotted the thick, folded pile of papers that had been pushed under my door.  My heart dropped to my feet and I jumped up to grab them.  For an eighth of a second I thought - did he run away? did he hurt himself? - … Continue reading an unbreakable bond

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

our bodies, our vehicles

I drove my daughter to school today in our well used, deep blue Honda Odyssey van.  It's rusted in a few spots, dented in the rear from our sons' drivers ed days, and smelly from transporting dogs and sweaty ball players, wet snow boots, pants and skis, bathing suits and God knows what else. That … Continue reading our bodies, our vehicles

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