Why I Wore Blue

Yesterday, I wore a new blue sweater to my husband’s hospital room. (He had surgery. It went well. He will be fine after a longer-than-we-like recovery.) One of the nurses asked if I was wearing blue┬áin support of the Royals being in the World Series. I...

And, Sometimes I Can’t Pray

Yesterday was Cancer Check-Up Day for Serenity. (Cancer loses again!!!! Wahooo!!) And I couldn’t really pray. Unless you count those “groanings too deep for utterance” the Holy Spirit helps us with. Mine kind of came out like,...

Sometimes I Forget

I was in the middle of a Thursday afternoon messy desk when someone in our waiting room picked up Serenity’s memoir. The woman read the back jacket blurb and then flipped through several pages. Finally, she looked up at me and said, “Is this girl still...

Just Keep Breathing

If you’ve ever given birth, you know that stage just before you hit transition when you come to the firm conclusion that all future children shall be adopted. That is usually the moment when I looked at my husband and said, “I’ve changed my mind. I...

The Grandparent Season

  Fifteen years ago today, we became grandparents for the first time. If you are a member of that Club, you know the feeling. Words really do fail, even for a writer. But John Michael (who never goes by his full name anymore) actually took our entire clan into a...