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Last full week of summer. Irene brought in fresh, cool, tickle your nose and make you sneeze, fall air and I suspect that in the next week or so the little leaves around the edges of the park will be turning yellow.  We have the folders, crayons and pencils. New sneakers are in the closet. [...]

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In the tiredness, in the emotions, in the hormones… in my weakness. As I lay my hand on my slightly swollen belly any do battle with the enemy in my head I speak truth against the lies.
You can’t do this. You will fail.
I can do this because He is my strength. He is my direction.
You [...]

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On the way home from VBS tonight, Layla questioned me about a family we know…
“Mom are they Jewish?” No Layla, I don’t think so…
“Are they Christians?” No, sweetie, I don’t think they believe in Jesus.
“Are they Vegetarians???”

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You know those nights where sleep just isn’t happening?
No, mean neither. I never have sleepless nights. Sometimes I can’t fall asleep. Sometimes I wake up a little (very little) earlier than usual. But never can I not sleep.
Until tonight.
And so brings on a flood of paranoia of tales of pregnancy insomnia and such.
I’ve entered the [...]

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“I don’t remember this being such a to-do last time.” Craig commented as I finally posted our news to social media. We had waited an extra week to be sure we were able to personally tell some key people. And it seemed that list was long. I reflected for a moment trying to recall telling [...]

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