Sweet Slurps of Hot Chocolate

My husband, this morning, was reminded of one of his favourite memories with our sons.  Our youngest loves to cuddle.  He still likes to cozy up to us but at age nine and as tall as our eleven year old, those days when he fit onto our laps are a distant memory.  Almost. Our boys … Continue reading Sweet Slurps of Hot Chocolate

Why We Need to Declutter

Moving places or houses is a very difficult time.  Even it you want to move, it’s still stressful.  The one big plus I always enjoy is the purge that comes with packing up.  You can’t put it off.  It has to be done.  Having made a major move at least five times in the last … Continue reading Why We Need to Declutter

In Case You Need Something to Read…I’ve Got a Couple of Suggestions

I have always thought it would be cool to be a librarian.  I love books, scouring over pictures and artwork, reading stories that take me to faraway places and into worlds I had never even imagined.  Today I stroked it off my bucket list.  I am a volunteer librarian at our kids’ school. We have … Continue reading In Case You Need Something to Read…I’ve Got a Couple of Suggestions

The Call to Fly

There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask, “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, What if you fly?   Erin Hanson I fell in love with this quote the other day.  Someone posted the last bit on social media and it claimed me on a very … Continue reading The Call to Fly

How Hope Trumps Fear

Thirteen years ago, the world became a very different place.  More fearful.  And yet, braver. This anniversary is always a jumble of emotions for me.  The horrific events of September 11, 2001 were bookended by terrible tragedies happening in my own personal space.  Death and sadness had already invaded our homes the weekend before and … Continue reading How Hope Trumps Fear

When You Feel Lost

And the Lord directed me at that time to teach you the decrees and laws you are to follow in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess. Deut. 4:14 NIV School's in and routine is back in full swing.  I’m happy about it, I really am.  I enjoy knowing some semblance of … Continue reading When You Feel Lost

Six Things I Learned (AGAIN!) This Summer

The sounds of summer are becoming a faint echo as days shorten and leaves change colours.  Shouts of joy at the pool, the sound of the diving board as bodies are flung forward, the screech of bike brakes in the driveway.  They are being replaced by the echoes of voices in the hallways of school, … Continue reading Six Things I Learned (AGAIN!) This Summer