Lachlan turned one year old earlier this month. He remains one of the more serious of my children. He feels a strong sense of justice and routinely lets everyone know he’s not getting his fair shake. Lach does a belly worm crawl, pulls to standing, and walks if I hold his fingers. Everything goes into […]
A woman I knew many years ago used to refer to the events of life as the playing out of the story God wrote for each of us. It’s stuck with me, and struck me more than once when circumstances played out in what could only be understood as ordained by God. When it seemed […]
Ruby Alexandra: 14
Ruby turned 14 on Saturday. After busy Labor Day weekend made us struggle to get a campsite for that night, one opened up and, while we had to move sites (the fifth one in seven days – we’re getting good at breaking camp!), we got to stay in this campground at least. Boondocking on her […]
Several years ago, Stellan was in a class at co-op that used a stuffed tiger during classroom teaching. Stellan got to take a turn bringing the tiger home, and he talked about it for weeks. He desperately wanted a tiger of his own. I looked and looked for one for him for Christmas. Turns out, […]
We’re getting decent at this.
We’re officially two weeks in, and moved into our second state park. Missouri state parks allow you to camp for two weeks over every four in any given state park, so we have to switch at least every two weeks. This one is closer to the church we like and areas we’ve been looking at. […]
A masked intruder.
It’s 2:00 am and here I am, because sleep won’t be coming soon and I need to write this down. Preface: Blaine’s a heavy sleeper. He sleeps through almost everything. I can count on one hand the times he’s woken up to noises – and never before I had already woken up first. Until tonight. […]
Welcome to misery.
We’re in Missouri at a state park. We picked up a bug somewhere and have spent a couple days passing germs around. Everyone has gotten sick at this point and some are feeling much better. I’m hopeful that the rest will improve quickly. The church we’d intended to visit will have to wait. We spent […]
We are home from the hospital, as of yesterday afternoon. Pierce had a 30 second seizure Tuesday night at 8pm, but was woken up out of it. It’s so odd, but the neurologist said it’s a variation of normal to be able to get him to stop seizing. We have daily and rescue meds. We […]
Charlotte woke Blaine and I up at 5:00am Monday morning. Blaine’s done with work, we had a long list of things to do to pack up and move this week. Charlotte’s words woke me up cold. “Eden sent me to get you. Pierce is having a seizure.” Surely not. He’s never. We’ve never. He’s as […]
After 13 months of living with my parents, spread out under three different roofs, and belongings in two storage units and spread around my parent’s property, we’re making another move. This one, as uncertain as the first, but with a decent grasp of what comes next, has us headed back south. Blaine does not appreciate […]
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