Category Archives: My Own

Another last first

Last firsts….They just keep coming….but this time they got a little bit out of order.  Emily had never had her hair cut.  She is over 5 years old, and I realized that I was calling her “ragamuffin” more than I was calling her Emily…so I decided it was time for her first haircut.   She was […]

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A favorite place

Several years ago my cousin offered their cottage in the woods of Michigan for our use so our family could get away.  We instantly fell in love with this little piece of heaven on earth.  There are activities to keep everyone happy.  Trails in the woods for hiking and dirt-biking, sand to play in, a […]

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~Summer of yes~

Summers since I’ve had school aged kids have been sort of stressful.  It’s like this world that has had some sort of structure, as loose as it may be, is suddenly free of any semblance of schedule.  There is no need to set an alarm.  We will just wake as we wake, eat as we’re hungry, take the […]

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After my own heart

When I was a young girl, a bit younger than Kelli, I was a horse lover.  I was fortunate enough to be around horses quite a bit as a girl and was totally enamored with them.  I loved them so much that I would refuse to wash my hands after being with the horses because […]

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Outside of my family, one of the greatest gifts God has given me are my girlfriends.  I am so blessed with the deep, meaningful relationships I have with a precious handful of women.  I know I am fortunate.  Friends like these are hard to find, and I have more than one.  I’m truly, truly grateful. […]

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