Archives for May 2011

T-ball mishaps

I'm a big-picture gal.  If necessary, I can focus on nitty gritty details, but generally speaking I don't operate that way.  Take today for example.  We have seven kids playing softball or t-ball this summer on three different teams.  On a game night I generally aim at getting everyone to the fields on time, in (correct) uniforms with their gloves, having eaten dinner.  Tonight was no … [Read more...]

When seasons change

For everything there is a season,a time for every activity under heaven.A time to be born and a time to die.A time to plant and a time to harvest.A time to kill and a time to heal.A time to tear down and a time to build up.A time to cry and a time to laugh.A time to grieve and a time to dance.A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.A time to embrace and a time to turn away.A … [Read more...]

The waiting place

The Waiting Place…for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting. Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or … [Read more...]

God’s slave

"Mom, Kia says God has a slave."  Josiah's loud pronouncement startled me away from my reading, while also answering my puzzlement over what they had been so heatedly discussing for the past several minutes. Unsure how to respond, I looked up at Josiah.  "Really?  A slave?"  Scrambling for the proper words to correct and educate my two five year old boys, my thinking was cut … [Read more...]

Sleepovers at Nana’s

Our house has been rather quiet the past two nights.  The bedrooms have been empty.  The bedtime routine has been simplified.  This weekend the kids have been taking turns having a sleepover at Nana's house. Two nights ago all six girls packed their sleeping bags, PJs, toothbrushes, and clean clothes and paraded around the block, excited and ready for the big sleepover.  A couple … [Read more...]