If Ever

Thanksgiving is over and gone, celebrated with family and high feasting and burgundy drinking and kids up before the sun to cross-country ski their fledgling legs across fields of diamond-white brilliance in the Vermont Green Mountain National Forest landscape. If ever a parents heart is full, it is when the offspring come in stomping snow, red-cheeked and puffing with eyes that twinkle, twinkle like little stars with so much alive-ness it's pouring out their skin, they've just done something worth [ read more... ]

Life Lately

In Adoption: This week past we shared fellowship with some friends who have travelled deep into the heart of adoption. Their arms are so wide-open and their hearts even more with the loving of two Littles from across the globe. We went to them with our story, how we came to be at this unexpected place and where on earth do we go from here (?) and heaven smiled on our coming together and exploring regardless of the outcome - there is no prescription in this process. But the thing I carried home right [ read more... ]

Life Lately

An inspiration came in the night, an ongoing series to begin here. I'm calling it "Life Lately" and it will be comprised of vignettes that illustrate little happenings around my heart and home. What I haven't decided is whether it's going to be weekly or bi-weekly, but either way, it will look something like the following - with slight variations from time to time. In My Heart: It feels tender at the moment. Quiet. Not many words, just many feelings and wonderings without language. In The Living [ read more... ]