• a mother
  • joy and beauty

    Before I became a mother, I was not childless. I was surrounded by children, and I loved them with my whole heart. I was a dance teacher, with handfuls of little dancers who I taught and danced alongside. After years of dancing for myself and learning how to teach the techniques I was using everyday, […]

  • gratitude
  • God is gracious

    “.. a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” Luke 12:15 The decision of my husband returning to school has been a calculated one. One I had to weigh against the comforts of life. I never thought myself a materialistic person, but there I was wondering if I could […]

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  • beyond the rainbow

    At night, after dance parties and imaginations have submitted to the weariness of the day, we close our day. Mostly accomplishing ordinary tasks, taking care of little bodies and teeth, reading stories we could otherwise recite from so much repetition, including the physical books for ceremony, then filling our souls with God’s love and the […]

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  • honorable august

    “The bee is not afraid of me, I know the butterfly; The pretty people in the woods Receive me cordially. The brooks laugh louder when I come, The breezes madder play. Wherefore, mine eyes, thy silver mists? Wherefore, O summer’s day?” [.] We took a fishing trip to mirror lake, a favorite clime of sanctioned […]

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  • puffed sleeves

    “puffed sleeves!” The first words she said when she put this gown on. She gasped when she saw it, put it on immediately, and now takes the long way to bed while side glancing down at her gown as she walks, the side of a ruffled hem in one hand. This gown has sparked a […]

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  • bird watching

    Twelve days of Christmas, twelve gifts of service. One of my preschooler’s favorite was making a peanut butter and bird seed pine cone to feed the local birds. We gave them a small gift of food, but they gave us the gift of entertainment. We were bird watching all weekend long.