The Ten Minute Mini-Me Break

There was a time when unexpected stay-at-home days (like when your child experiences uncontrollable diarrhea and cannot go to school) meant a long list of chores I just had to accomplish. Such days were not to be wasted, I reasoned but instead filled with the intention of completing all that…

Brokenness and Blessings

There is a great deal of brokenness in life— Broken roofs. Broken fences. Broken toys. Broken promises. Broken relationships. Broken dreams. There are also a great many blessings in life— A Christmas card from an old friend. The first hug of the morning. An unprovoked “I love you” from a…

Beauty

The roses in my backyard are beautiful this time of year. Strong, healthy, vibrant in color, the blooms paint the canvas of my yard with life. Before the rain hit one day last week, I went out back armed with my clippers. So filled with awe of their color, I…

Perfection

My daughter (age 5) goes to school in mismatched socks. Her pants and shirt rarely complement each other in color and lately, she’s wanted one braid on one side of head. And this morning?! She wore a brightly colored silk scarf tied tightly around her neck (pulled from her…

Mistakes

Mistakes are painful, but they are the only way to figure out who we are. I can’t remember where I heard this, but it was just recently. I think it may have been from Grey’s Anatomy. It’s a truth that has stuck with me the last few…

To Do: Run

It was a busy three-day weekend. Busier than normal, if you can believe it. Busy with fun stuff, and busy with productive stuff. Always moving…that’s how I would describe the last 72 hours. And today is more of the same. I actually took the day off work in…