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A sweet older lady recently complimented me on our large family saying, “It’s so nice to see a family that’s not dysfunctional these days.”  I nearly burst out laughing because we have not been the model family and we definitly are … Continue reading

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Wonderful Season of Life

Raising adult children is so… different. Different from when they were little- that’s for sure! With our kids 14-25, the people that come through our house are independent thinkers and doers! They are not the little children that once needed us … Continue reading

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The Stuff of Life

Yesterday I had a bit of a meltdown. Somewhere between the creative staging of each room of our house by the real estate photographer (which involved moving ALL of our personal items/knick-knacks out of the way!), and the thought of … Continue reading

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Focusing My Mind

The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8 (NLT) I run a big household and some days there is a cacophony of noise in my head, … Continue reading

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When my husband and I began to seriously consider the idea of moving my parents in with us things began to happen fast. We say now that we never felt so “pushed” forward. It was all rush rush and not … Continue reading

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Tied Feet

Elizabeth Elliot always said, “Children tie the mother’s feet.” -I’d like to add aging parents to that thought! I feel like I’m back at square one: constantly watching a wandering, curious. hungry!, “toddler,” who needs help in the potty. I’ve … Continue reading

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Family Stew

My grandfather owned a house at the beach. Which meant that every summer our family, cousins and other relatives squeezed in together and enjoyed a few days or weeks in each other’s company. This tradition of vacation and family lasted … Continue reading

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A New Normal

Mom apparently fell again and hit her head “hard on a dresser.” She casually tells me this over breakfast. She refuses to see the doctor or go to the hospital, so we watch her closely -all day. I can’t see … Continue reading

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I read an article recently about the privileged people of America (students in particular studying at Ivy League colleges) and it got me thinking…. With my parents and all their memorabilia and family stories, a way has been prepared for … Continue reading

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24/7! That’s what it’s been since returning from the hospital and picking up a moving truck! We have not stopped moving- literally (except Easter Sunday & that was more from exhaustion than anything else). Our family cleared out our home … Continue reading

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