Dreams beyond expectation

As much as it lives up to its celebrated reputation as The Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland also successfully fulfills its potential as Destination Meltdown. This makes sense. Combine parents, who are eager to wring every last drop of magic out of an overhyped theme park for which they paid a fortunate so their familyContinue reading “Dreams beyond expectation”

#HonorAllMoms

Mom. A word that evokes… So many labels: Biological. Adoptive. Foster. Expectant. Bereaved. “Real.” Birth. Legal. Spiritual. Single. Working. Stay-at-home. Soccer. Helicopter. Teen. Grand. Great-grand. God. In-law. In-love. So many descriptions: Sleep-deprived. Stressed. Worn out. Exasperated. Caring. Strong. Selfless. Gracious. So many emotions: Grief. Bitterness. Worry. Disappointment. Joy. Pride. Gratitude. Love. So many seasons: New.Continue reading “#HonorAllMoms”

No more miracles

Warning: This post will rock you. Not in a way that will astound you with my wit or eloquence. If anything, you’ll think less of me and question my sense of rationality and perhaps even my faith. So be it. What I mean is that the following post is about as raw as you canContinue reading “No more miracles”

You are not alone

  I sat, staring at the backyard. My eyes perceived the scenery before me – the pale sky, the slender birch trees, the too tall grass – as my mind envisioned children laughing, rolling down the hill, blowing puffs of dandelions, and running to me for a kiss after falling down and scraping a knee.Continue reading “You are not alone”

Welcome to Loserville

The story of Mary is pretty incredible. An angel shows up and tells this innocent preteen that she’s going to have a baby, though she’s never done the deed necessary to produce such an end result, and that this baby will be the Son of God. Her response to this shocking announcement? “I am theContinue reading “Welcome to Loserville”