Tag Archives: motherhood

Night Clouds

“I didn’t know,” a daughter whispers to me in the moonlight as we pause at the window on her way to bed, “that there were clouds at night.” Her voice is wonder-laden and so lost in thought she could be … Continue reading

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Confessions of the Tarred and Graveled

“Be hospitable to one another without complaint. As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” 1 Peter 4:9 NASB I went to bed unsettled last … Continue reading

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Marine Layer

There are those parenting moments, even on vacation, maybe especially on vacation, when you look down at your children and you seem to be without hope for their character, their well-being, even their souls. They will never stop bickering or … Continue reading

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Fissures & Wings

“Open me up and you will see / I’m a gallery of broken hearts / I’m beyond repair, let me be / And give me back my broken parts.” –Ingrid Michaelson, “Be OK” “Sam is a swirl of every age … Continue reading

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Blood & Bone Duet

“Your mother is a woman, and women like her cannot be contained” –Warsan Shire “She took as much care as if she had been the mother of us all, and served us as if she had been the daughter of … Continue reading

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