Skin Deep

Skin Deep

During the last year, I’ve been blessed to get to know my friend, Joy. I only learned recently that three years ago, she went through an incredible journey with skin cancer. She had six surgeries, including a complete facial reconstruction, to battle an...
What I loved in March

What I loved in March

This is my third month in a row to look back at the month and recap some of the things I loved. So, in March, I’ll start by saying I’m starting to love remembering the things I loved 🙂 March was a huge month for our family for a couple of reasons related...
That time love won

That time love won

Dozens of people gathered on our deck on a warm evening in early August for hamburgers and hot dogs. Some of these people we’ve known for more than a decade. Others, we were meeting for the first time that night. Many of them have multiple kids involved in...
Saying good-bye to summer

Saying good-bye to summer

On the last day of summer break, I spent four hours floating in circles around a lazy river. For the first two hours, I was with my two teen-age boys and my son’s girlfriend, and the last two hours I got rare and cherished one-on-one time with just my...
That time we saw an amazing sunset

That time we saw an amazing sunset

When I started writing this, I really didn’t mean for it to become a 16-part series. During the last 11 years that I’ve been recounting the story of my life on this blog, it has become my memory bank. And so when cool things happen, I need to write them...