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Thankful Tuesday . . . Revived!

It's been a long time since it was Thankful Tuesday around here, maybe an entire year. A friend recently told me she'd missed Thankful Tuesdays, which was a surprise to me, actually. I'd always thought Thankful Tuesdays were more a day I loved on the blog each week, and less something anyone else read. But the truth is: ...

The Risk of Silence (on NOT blogging this summer)

I’m not blogging this month. Or next month. It seems that right now, I’ve run clear out of things to say. I’m not blogging because for months I was churning out words furiously, sacrificing too much time with my family, sacrificing rest. And I don’t think it was worth it. I’m not blogging because blogging ...

My Grandmother’s Hands

[caption id="attachment_7032" align="aligncenter" width="552"] On my wedding day: Deenie's hands, my hands, and the bracelet we both wore in our weddings, sixty years apart[/caption]   Every summer of my childhood, my brothers and I spent two weeks at Deenie and Grandaddy’s house. They lived in a simple suburban ...

One Good Phrase: Laura Turner (The adventure continues…)

Well, we all knew this day would come. It's our very last week of One Good Phrase. Soon, I'll give you a little summary post to point you toward all the little gems of phrases that have come through this space since we began working through them ten months ago. But, there's no one I'd rather end this sweet journey with ...

Thankful Tuesday: Noodle Situations, Tiger Hats

Two days before Chris left town last week, he had a late night of work. And, of course, that was the night Brooksie chose to bring out the drama by slurping a spaghetti noodle from the back of his mouth up into his nasal cavity. I’m not even making this up. There were lots of tears. He was really uncomfortable and I was ...

Thankful Tuesday: Joy in the Drudgery

Chris has been out of town for one whole day and already the boys have erupted into dramatic weeping shanigans. (Both lasting longer than 20 minutes.) I’m spent. Also, I’m thankful: For Brooksie’s intense love for his dad, even if yesterday his response to my comforting words, “Mama loves you,” were “No! ...

Thankful Tuesday: Sky! Sky!

Coffee in the middle of a tired day Brooksie’s current obsession with the sky One of our new family resolutions: Sharing our “highs and lows” during every dinner. (And laughing at Brooks’ responses: “What was the best part of your day, Brooksie? Sky! What was the hardest part of your day? Sky!) Finishing ...