It’s so … copacetic

It’s so … copacetic

Every morning, I get an e-mail in my inbox with a “word of the day.” This morning’s word was “copacetic.” I had a vague understanding of what it meant, but I laughed when I read the actual definition. It’s such a fancy way to...
A moment that was bigger than us

A moment that was bigger than us

I’ve been pondering this story for many weeks, trying to decide how I can tell it on my blog. Now that our kids are older, I know that their stories are no longer mine to tell. While this is a story that mostly involved our college-age son, it impacted me in...
The mixed-up seasons of life

The mixed-up seasons of life

For the past few weeks, a blanket of white snow has been covering the ground where we live. Typically, during the first snowfall of the year, I would go out with my camera and take some photos to mark the occasion. When you live in the Midwest, snow is just part of...
What I loved in October

What I loved in October

I was walking on the trail behind my house in mid-October listening to the last few chapters of my favorite book of the month on audio book, and I was crying. With my headphones in my ears and sunglasses masking my face, I felt like I was in my own little world. But I...
Getting ready to start the next chapter

Getting ready to start the next chapter

On the very last day of May, I resigned from my job, and I was able to jump into summer break without distraction alongside my kids. On the very last day of September, as the warm days of summer began to give signs of the transition into fall, I accepted a new...