When you were born Feb. 20, I was elated. A lot of things ran through my mind at once when I thought about you, mostly pride and a plan to travel the length of the country twice in a weekend to see you.
My pride has only deepened in the six days you’ve been here, especially since I heard you’ve already peed on your mama.
My plan didn’t happen, but there’s another one in the works and we’ve been officially introduced on FaceTime.
Since I wrote to your sisters shortly after they were born, I thought I’d try to write down some things you might need to know about life.
Continue reading “Life tips for my nephew”
It has been brought to my attention a few people have asked about what I have been up to since I quit my job.
I appreciate those who have asked, and I don’t want them to wonder so here is the latest answer to their question. Continue reading “About answers”
Dear Maelynn and Maggie,
It’s Christmas, but you two were already fast asleep when this letter was written.
In a few minutes, your first Christmas will be your first Christmas past. Continue reading “Reflections on your first Christmas”
After a small band of carolers began to sing “Silent Night,” the first words of the song rose upward to Gabriel’s ears. Continue reading “A conversation for Christmas”
July was a roller coaster of a month — full of ups and downs — so it should be fun to look back. Continue reading “A look back on a weird month”
I know I posted about my Pawpaw yesterday, but when you live 83 years and have as much wisdom as he did your life is full of stories. I thought I’d share one more. Continue reading “Being prepared for anything”
An undisclosed number of years ago today, the princess of my parents’ world was born.
Continue reading “Happy birthday to a princess”
When I was growing up, my daddy was my hero. Continue reading “Happy Father’s Day, Daddy”
The Church at Brook Hills has Secret Church once a year on Good Friday. This year, I made the trip to Birmingham to watch the simulcast with my sister, brother-in-law and their friends.
We learned how the cross of Christ affects every part of our daily lives.
Here are some quotes from the simulcast, which was taught by David Platt, that jumped out at me last night. Continue reading “A few quotes from Secret Church 2014”
A few days ago, while suffering from a serious case of writer’s block, I came across a writing prompt that asked for my idea of what life would be like if I were a handicapped person. I couldn’t help but chuckle as I wondered what other people’s responses would be if they were to walk a mile in my shoes.
Continue reading “A mile in my shoes (March 15, 2009)”