It happens every year. Slowly. Cautiously. A little show of green. A little gold….but then around December things become less cautious, more hopeful. Grandmas begin wearing their starter jackets proudly in the grocery store. Whispers of playoffs become more bold. We wait for each game with bated breath….will they win? How long can we hang […]
My finishing time was 8 hours, 25 minutes, but my experience was more: memories to last a lifetime, a new friend and a journey across the city of Chicago which seemed somehow to embrace the meaning of my name, victory for the people.
The children where dismissed From grown-up church She is always one of the first to go. Today she was not with them. Minutes pass. Panic ensues Where is she? Did you check the bathrooms? Where is her dad? Over the speakers: “We are looking for Naomi, is she here?” She emerges coming out of her […]
I met Renae during a homeschool chat with Twitter. Upon reading her blog I felt like I had found a new friend. Her site is welcoming, and warm. Encouragement from Renae is truly that. For the past week she has been hosting guest bloggers from around the homeschool community. I have a post there today. […]
Today I got the most lovely note from my mom. I walked to the mail box and I found the regulars, circulars, bills…and then I saw it. Something hand written and addressed to me. I savored the words over a cup of coffee. Just a short note and yet I felt like a queen. I […]
World Series Caramel Corn used to be called oven caramel pop corn. But that name just does not do justice to this special treat that we make especially during the World Series of Baseball. This is a recipe that came from my great-grandma. She used to make it at Christmas time and put it in […]
Yesterday our family spent a lovely afternoon celebrating a baby dedication. It was the perfect afternoon. The older children watched a movie, the little ones napped. Then the older ones took the younger ones to the park. The “elders”, a mixed group of adults ranging in age from 40-70, with political views both liberal and […]
Thursday morning as I looked into the rear view mirror, I caught a glimpse of the future–not what I have passed on the road but what I will be looking forward to. I was filled with a bit of ache in my heart. Alex and Joseph sat in the back seat white shirts, black ties…all […]