Driving Master Judah

The most mundane things, when added to a two-year-old, suddenly become fun.  For example: driving.  I've been driving for years, pretty much every day, passing untold numbers of interesting things that I never even noticed before.  Do you know how many tractors, police cars, trains, ambulances, and semi trucks are…

The Truth

Is it just me, or is it sort of non-inspiring to read about other people's triumphs in reaching their goals? I'm thinking about this because I just read a status update on Facebook along the lines of: I'm losing all of my pregnancy weight so fast!  Look at me go!!! That…

Helicopter

Sometimes I realize I'm unintentionally following a sort of "strict" pattern for parenting.  Like sticking to a regular bedtime, eating vegetables instead of cake for dinner.  In this (and so many other things), David is pretty perfect at helping me loosen up a bit without ever telling me that's what…

A year ago.

I keep a journal with pen and paper.  I've done this since high school, straight through college, with my most prolific years being the twenty-somethings.  Books are filled up with every kind of emotion a girl can feel while waiting (or thinking I'm waiting) for the Next Thing to come…

Trust

I heard an interesting comment on the radio recently by a woman who was giving advice about how to be a better co-parent with your spouse.  My interest was obviously piqued, as I want to be good at that, but I was a little disappointed.  She said something along the…

One to Two

I posted a question on Facebook somewhere around the third week of having two children: "Know what was easy?  One kid." With just two short sentences, the condolences, encouragement, and praise started flowing towards me.  I didn't even say having two kids was hard/awful/I'm dying, but maybe everyone just knew…

Africa

Although I grew up in a third-world country, I had never seen flies swarming around children's eyes until I visited Ethiopia in 2006. At the last minute (a few weeks before the team was leaving), one of the girls who was planning to go with a group from my church…