Tag: Motherhood

Today and Tomorrow

We’re nearly three months into the school year, and I still feel like I’m pretending. We’ve gone from the blistering heat of August to the cool, leaf-blowing breezes of October, and I still don’t feel like this is real. For ten weeks now I’ve driven the same road […]

In Defense of the Big Picture

She said it was okay, but it wasn’t. She said she forgave me, but I couldn’t forgive myself. She never seemed to give it another thought, but it was enough to keep me awake that night. It had been “tacky night” at our church’s nighttime kids’ ministry, but […]

Grace, Freely Given

The first day of school, she climbed into the back seat with her oversized (yet floppy with emptiness) pink backpack.

“They said our name weird! I didn’t know it was MY NAME they were saying!”

I smiled and kind of chuckled as I told her, “Yeeeeah, sweetie…..that’s going to happen.”

Our Deepest Need

I recently heard about an elementary school trend moving across the country. A little boy in Pennsylvania apparently saw other children at his school missing out on fun at recess because they didn’t have anyone to play with. For one reason or another, they sat alone rather than […]

When They Must Fly

I don’t know quite how I’m supposed to feel today. And to be honest, I’m not sure how I actually do feel. I took my little girl for her first day of kindergarten this morning, and ever since the moment of her walking away – enormous backpack strapped […]

Through It All

It’s one of those days. I just dropped my little girl off for her last day of preschool. Her last day. As in, the next time I take her to school, she’ll be in kindergarten. At an elementary school. For eight-ish hours in the same building as twelve […]