Thank you is not enough, but thank you.

About a month ago, I finished reading Alice Hoffman's The Dovekeepers. I was riveted by this tale of four indomitable women, who were bound together through loss during the Roman siege of Masada. Women, who under different circumstances would have ostracized one another, instead protected one another. For me, the beauty of this historical fiction was in … Continue reading Thank you is not enough, but thank you.

Just Shake Off That Bad Blood

My little person woke up this morning singing Katy Perry's Roar. I thought it was hilarious. I don't know what inspired her to open her eyes to the world belting out "cause I am the champion, and you're gonna hear me roar" with all of the vibrato that she could muster, but I felt that it was … Continue reading Just Shake Off That Bad Blood

We've been running together since she was 6 months old. That's four years and more miles than I can count. It hit me last night, as I stared at the back of that beautiful baby blonde head, that our jogging stroller days will soon be over. Words cannot express how deeply I have cherished running the trails … Continue reading

Love is in the Air

Love is in the air at our house. My four-and-a-half-year old has declared her love for her little preschool friend, who has apparently already proposed marriage. They are getting married so that they can go on a date, as "that's why you get married mommy." Of course it is. This budding, yet fast tracked relationship has … Continue reading Love is in the Air

Make Me A Worthy Example

My little love's sentence structures are growing in length and complexity with each passing day.  Her ability to communicate her needs and desires with thoughtful clarity is beautiful to witness.  I feel privileged to be a part of my daughter's greater conversation, as her words continue to open up new windows into her life. From … Continue reading Make Me A Worthy Example

Thankfulness For Loving Teachers

Today, my little love became jealous for the first time.  When I picked her up from school we ran to hug each other as usual.  As I knelt down to embrace her, another little friend ran up for a hug as well.  There was a brief moment, seconds before her tears and cries of indignation … Continue reading Thankfulness For Loving Teachers