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Inconvenient Growth

Feb 18, 2017 | Posted by in Encouragement, Faith, Uncategorized | 4

I recently spent 3 weeks of my January in Florida. I know what you are thinking, “wow, that sounds pretty awesome in mid-winter!”. Well…any other time I would agree with you, but it wasn’t awesome, in fact it was a complete interruption in my life. And did I mention I left the husband at home but took my 18 month old with me?! Yeah… In all seriousness I went to Florida to help my mom care for my grandmother. At the time of my departure I had round trip airfare booked. Eden and I would go to visit my grandmother who’d been in the hospital for a month, give my mom a little break from being at her bedside, then return to Maryland in aRead more …

A Parent’s Influence

Jun 19, 2016 | Posted by in Encouragement, Parenthood, Uncategorized | 2

One of the things I admire about my Dad is all the hobbies he has and has shared with his kids. He loves watching sci-fi movies, reading books, painting spaceship models, constructing corn hole boards, and my favorite, collecting Star Trek memorabilia. Oh yes, he is a “Trekkie” through and through. And I can’t say that I wasn’t influenced by that. I saw all the movies with him, kept up with the evolving TV shows, and bought Hallmark Star Trek ornaments every Christmas. I even dressed up as my favorite character for Halloween one year. I loved it because he loved it. It didn’t matter if the kids in school had any idea what I was talking about, or thought it was “cool” or not. Nope, it didn’t matter because the influence ofRead more …