Monthly Archives: May 2013

Random Bits of School

Gracie: A LOBSTER just came out of that pitcher and tried to get me!! (it was a pincher bug) Gracie: Don’t throw out cardboard boxes! They are for the time machine! Gracie: Mom, you are getting so big! I just … Continue reading

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My Life as a Cookie Sheet

My beloved husband randomly decided to bless me with some matching stainless steel pots and pans. (Ok, so maybe there was a mini meltdown about the lack of a Mothers Day gift involved) Anyway, previously I had inherited all the … Continue reading

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School Year in Review

So…what HAVE I been doing at home all day with a bunch of children? Fall Bible: Old Testament timeline Copywork: Westminster Shorter Catechism, children catechism, cursive writing papers Math- Calender, money, time, addition facts Literature: Little House in the big … Continue reading

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Through Rough Places

I spent my early years surrounded by non-verbal autistic children…but I have words. I have been affluent. I have been homeless. I have seen violence. I have seen the sun rise over African plains. I have been awed by the … Continue reading

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Faith, Love, and Ataxia

I married the best man I have ever known. At the time we were married, he had a rare genetic disease with a poor prognosis that did not quite fit. Before we were ever serious, I read the worst and … Continue reading

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It’s ok the be a moth

The most beautiful woman I ever met had dark, age wrinkled skin. She was dying. Her face glowed. It was like something from another world. Her joy made her the most beautiful creature I have ever encountered. The girls were … Continue reading

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Fostering with small children

I am watching the life of a close friend as she is in the throes of fostering her first child. Her love, but beyond that, serious-I’m-digging-my-heels-in-and-not-letting-you-go dedication to this kid is a joy to see. It reminds me what hard … Continue reading

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