Category: family

Questions

I have a thousand questions. Maybe more. I think I’ve always been this way, too. I have two distinct memories of my mother expressing her frustration to me regarding all my questions. One was when she was pregnant with my youngest brother and a… Continue Reading “Questions”

Family Feud

This is my own A-to-Z Challenge for the month of June — likes and dislikes. If you want to join me, just add a comment naming something you like and something you don’t like that begin with the letter F. I love my family.… Continue Reading “Family Feud”

B things

This is my own A-to-Z Challenge for the month of June — likes and dislikes. If you want to join me, just add a comment of something you like that begins with the letter B and something you don’t like. “What’s something I like… Continue Reading “B things”

Happy Memories

A lifelong blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Charlotte Kasl Trying to find photographs of all my children proved tougher than I thought! However, I’m pretty sure they would all agree that they have plenty of happy… Continue Reading “Happy Memories”

Children: the Gift I Didn’t Know I Needed

This weekend I was getting some things ready for a bridal shower for my oldest daughter and came across a notebook in which I had written this quote: “This is often the way God loves us: with gifts we thought we didn’t need, which… Continue Reading “Children: the Gift I Didn’t Know I Needed”

Who Knows?

The other day someone called and asked, “Is it going to be busy in the bowling alley this afternoon?” “I don’t know,” I said. I thought about making a snarky comment about my broken crystal ball. I think it was the same day that… Continue Reading “Who Knows?”

What’s Your Goal?

(Warning: Long, rambling, and probably pointless) Yesterday, I talked with a friend who had been a guidance counselor. I had asked his advice regarding one of my kids who needed a little direction. “What’s your goal?” he asked. I answered with the goal I… Continue Reading “What’s Your Goal?”

Maggie

Maggie would have loved the snow this morning. Even in this, her 14th year, she would run out the door when she saw fresh snow, throw herself down into it, and roll on her back, like the snow was scratching some itch that she… Continue Reading “Maggie”

Anticipation

Dear Kim, When I was trying to choose a word for 2022, I confess that anticipation didn’t make the list. It’s cousin, expectancy, did. (For the record, I ended up choosing aware and I’ll explain it another time.) Anticipation (today’s prompt word) walks a… Continue Reading “Anticipation”

Generosity

Dear Kim, Yesterday at work, a little boy wandered in front of the desk and finally stopped to ask if he could borrow a pencil. (Months ago I brought in a small stash of Blackwing pencils which are the greatest pencils ever made and… Continue Reading “Generosity”