“Watch for it! Keep watching!” A few simple words and I am eight-years-old again. And thirteen. And sixteen. And all the ages in between. It is a go-to-the-snow day, but this time around I am the mother. I am the one pointing out the window, encouraging my boys to watch the red dirt as the … Continue reading Snow! Snow! Snow!
“I am recommending your son for an SST.” The teacher neared the end of the conference with these words. Even though I knew it was coming, the words caused my heart to twist in my chest. A Student Study Team is the first step in a long process of assessments, evaluations, accommodations, and meetings. The … Continue reading Tracking with God
As I have been re-reading Robin Gunn’s newest novel Becoming Us in preparation for my next summer gathering with a few close friends, I am contemplating my “sweetest things.” In response to a conversation that occurs in chapter 5, each of us must bring one of our “sweetest things” to share with the group. I’ve … Continue reading The Sweetest Thing
I smell like chlorine and my hair is a mess of damp tangles, but I feel victorious.We’ve just arrived home from a trip to the gym. I hate the gym. I know there are many, including quite a few of my friends, who call the gym their “happy place.” For me, a trip to the … Continue reading Remain in Me
They say hindsight is 20/20, but lately I have been wondering just how far behind me the incident must be for that perfect vision to kick in. Is it a week, two years, a decade? Please don’t tell me that it’s going to be more than a decade; I’m already wilting. My courage, strength, and … Continue reading Bloom or Bust?