Emmanuel. It's my favorite Christmas word. It means, simply, "God with us." And it really is. Simple, I mean. I'm sitting here alone on Christmas morning, in those magical moments before the kids wake up and come bounding down the stairs. There's snow on the ground outside, a fire burning in the fireplace, and I'm … Continue reading Merry Christmas! I hope it’s full of WITH!
Where was I? Oh yeah, ugly-crying at all. the. things. I really can't begin to recount all the kindnesses bestowed on us these past few months. I went to get something out of the car the other night and there was note and a Starbucks card under the doormat, left by a Secret Santa. A few … Continue reading Sherpas and Grace
"Lean on me, when you're not strong And I'll be your friend I'll help you carry on For it won't be long 'Til I'm gonna need Somebody to lean on..." I love that song. It's one of my all-time favorites. And it totally sums up my life this past year. The holidays always make me … Continue reading Lean On Me…
So sorry for the radio silence. I've been meaning to hop on here and update y'all, but life has been happening and, well, I just haven't carved out the time. So, for those of you calling to make sure everything is OK, here's (part one of) an update! Let me pick up where we left … Continue reading Detours and Dark Days