Category Archives: Family

North Beach Revisited

When the teenage girl runs laughing into the water– When the small one carves her name– When the day that started hard ends with bicycle memories, a bit of sun and sand . . . and a triangle of glass–pointing … Continue reading

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Weekend Wonder — {A Day at the Fair}

For a while she was connected, though she drew umbilical life through a compromised cord.  I remember how I sat in a chair, week after week, hooked up to wires.  I learned to watch the screen, tracing the little river … Continue reading

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Suspended

Swiss engineering slices an arc and curves us skyward.  We are 175 feet above the earth.  I love the earth. I paid for this adventure–$10 Canadian per ticket.  We are on the edges of my comfort zone.  We put the … Continue reading

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The Great American Pastime

I thought I’d take a few posts to reflect on our travels over the last two weeks.  It seems we cram quite a bit into a short time, then it takes me a while to process it all . . … Continue reading

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Where It All Began . . .

We come up the sidewalk after a fifteen hour drive.  The three-step climb up to the front porch seems like a heavy one after a long day, but my heart is light.  There is a sense of place here.  A … Continue reading

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On Becoming Like a Little Child

One sweet surprise in having six children:  you get a lot of peeks into the world of a little child.  And you get a lot of happy excuses to become like one too. As a mom, I’ve learned to take … Continue reading

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The First Girl

In the middle of a month, in the middle of the year–she came.  My first girl. It was just the two of us, mother and daughter,  in those few days before she unfurled–me, swollen and heavy . . . her, … Continue reading

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The Simple Gift Series — {A Summer Smoothie}

Boy — girl — brother and sister bent over two straws share sips of summer (a haiku for July)

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Letter to My Daughter

I’ve been writing ever since my dimpled fingers could clutch those chubby Crayola crayons. While my kindergarten friends drew pictures, I scrawled words. Experiments of font and style, even as a tiny girl. My script was my outlet–the thoughts could … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

Twenty seven years ago, he was my friend—one of my first friends in a new and unfamiliar place.  Nearly twenty years ago, he became the one with promises.  Promises to provide, to protect, to love, to lay down his life.  … Continue reading

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