Category Archives: Mothering

A Haiku for the Sea

On Tuesday I stood again at the ocean’s edge.  The surf was gentle and the sun staved off enough of winter’s chill for me to walk long.  My daughter predicted it: “I know you, Mom. You can’t not go!”  Forgive … Continue reading

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I walk with my girl at the edge of the earth where the ocean rolls in and out.  There is the steady ebb and flow, just like my emotions of the last several days. I’ve been on a couple of … Continue reading

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Thou dost rule the swelling of the sea. When its waves rise, Thou dost still them. Psalm 89:9 Last week, I walked by the ocean’s edge, listening to the rhythm of the surf, watching the rise and fall of the … Continue reading

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Christmas Grace

Anna Noelle.  Her name means “God’s grace at Christmas.”  And that is what she is.  All grace.  All undeserved. We had all but closed the book, then she came.  On a day filled with cold December rain, she filled the … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — {Risk}

Friday is folding up, closing tight against a darkening sky.  Because I have kids, I’ve been out all day.  A college appointment (hard to believe), gymnastics instruction, a birthday party.  But now I’m home and it’s a good place to … Continue reading

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Growing Up

An A-frame and a cross beam bear the load as my two little ones swing on an evening in May.  I watch Anna as she pulls, shifts her weight, flies into the air.  There once was heard a sing-song refrain:  … Continue reading

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