Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Slowing down
To sing and wish

Love and thought to those so dear
Dear Abby had a birthday

And I've been telling her since last year I really didn't want her to turn 8, but she just had to do it, and she makes a beautiful version of it :)

She grows with more and more tenderness, attention to detail. She loves her baby dolls, little stuffed animals, running faster than Bannon ;) and having pets.

I love you Abigail.

The moon was full and Daddy bundled up a few to take on a Winter's night walk to look for an owl. As soon as they were seated on some logs and all were quiet, the littlest one began to cry, so it didn't last very long :) But it was a little adventure truly.

It did snow last night. But the last couple of days were very muddy and the smell of spring was in the air. It makes us all a little giddy to see the new slant of the sun, and smell the scent of warming earth.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Winter Days

Here we are looking toward the end of February. I am looking forward to the proverbial lion of March to roar so then we get to the enjoy the lamb's ending. Winter becomes tolerable,and even understood, reminding myself that the longer busy days are coming and the days of coziness by the fire will end. I'm trying to tackle some books that require more of my time and concentration while the kiddos are playing, and asking for snacks, since winter affords it. Winter walking calls for scarves, gloves, and warm socks. The creek has a beautiful aqua green color to it this time of year. The ducks are about, and sometimes we even get to see an eagle.

I will quickly write that Jeremy is also sending out applications to jobs that would require many changes for us, and who knows what the future hold but God? Though these seasons of my life as a daughter, wife and mother are changing and looking different, I'm learning to lean on God in deeper and different ways. Ways I had previously taken for granted. It's not easy. But God is good and loves us. So often in hindsight, things He asked me to surrender and trust to Him, were so good for me and the others who have been involved in the decisions. So like a child, I'm learning to trust my Father again and again. I'm learning.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

In the heart of winter

Beautiful as as freshly made bed, with lights to glow. An imagined quiet space for the dreamer. Put together.

The hearts that turn toward each other, to share thoughts, to remind little ones to wait their turn to talk, to listen to another's thoughts, to care, to slow

Long hours of play. That make messes. That make memories.

That give the quiet space of time to be and think and dream.