Nightly Words

Nightly Words

Sometimes it seems we careen into bedtime like we had no idea it was there, just ahead, and we crash into the rocks of brushing teeth, straightening rooms, and slugging arms and legs into pajamas…

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Summer Traditions, Our Lifelong Memories

Summer Traditions, Our Lifelong Memories

Dear Little One, The summer doldrums are upon us. I see you and your brother draped across the couch corners and I get it.. Hot. Too hot for afternoons outdoors. We are stuck with…

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Our Home, Our Greatest Investment

Our Home, Our Greatest Investment

Dear Little One,

In the beginning of our family, when you were still in God's mind, there was a man who loved a woman. When he finally found her in the middle of a snowstorm, he knew her immediately as the mother of all his future memories….

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The Family Table

The Family Table

Dear Little One, You are welcome at this table. Morning, noon, dinner, and snacks. You are welcome with questions. You are welcome with comments. Our table is sturdy for all that we discuss. New and scary topics. Old and comfortable ones, too. This table is our commitment to one another, our commitment to…

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