The Importance Of Unwavering Faith

n a recent trip to the French Quarter, Chris and I had the chance to visit St. Louis Cathedral. I'd been there several times during my life but, this time, I saw it through different eyes. My faith is now stronger than ever before; stronger, because it has evolved into something far more meaningful. I … Continue reading The Importance Of Unwavering Faith

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How Motherhood Changes Us

unny how we, as first-time moms, hear story after story about how profoundly a baby will change our lives. We listen to the experiences of other "well-meaning" women describing the ups and downs of motherhood but we never truly know what they mean until we're in the midst of the chaos that follows giving birth. … Continue reading How Motherhood Changes Us

A Unique Illustration of Motion

As someone who likes to approach my WordPress courses from a unique angle, I spent a few days trying to figure out how I was going to approach my Developing Your Eye II Day 5 Assignment, "Moment ~ Capturing Motion". The thing is, I didn't want to take a photo of something in motion, indicated … Continue reading A Unique Illustration of Motion

Finding Balance {and Warmth} After Loss

ne morning, during Winter 2014, my daughter and I were forced to vacate our warm beds so that we could subject ourselves to the biting cold weather outside. It felt reminiscent of our school journeys while living in the UK, when we spent many a cold morning, shivering at the bus stop. We had to … Continue reading Finding Balance {and Warmth} After Loss

Depression: How To Find the Color Within the Grays

On the outside, I smile. Probably because one of the worst things someone can say about depression is: "What could you possibly be depressed about? You should be counting your blessings!" The truth is, I do count my blessings. Of course, I know that I'm blessed. My depression is separate from how blessed I feel. I … Continue reading Depression: How To Find the Color Within the Grays

The Library: One Place, Many Portals

When I was only a little girl, who had just learned to read, my mom took me to the library and enrolled me in the Summer Reading Club. She had always been an avid reader and, of course, I wanted to be just like her. Eventually, I would learn why she loved reading so much … Continue reading The Library: One Place, Many Portals

The Joys of Grandparenthood

Our granddaughter is now 8 weeks old and it seems like she only arrived sometime last week. It's been fun watching her grow and develop from the ever-sleeping tiny newborn to the more wakeful, articulate, slightly older infant she is now. I love how her little eyes catch mine, followed by a conversation punctuated with … Continue reading The Joys of Grandparenthood

The Joy of Thunderstorms

When I was little, I was afraid of the noise that thunder made. I would put my fingers in my ears to block it out until it was over. Funny how something that caused me such distress as a child is now something I enjoy...simply because I'm an introvert. Thunderstorms are ideal introvert weather. It's … Continue reading The Joy of Thunderstorms

Something To Talk About Over Lunch

It was a routine stop at a local fast food restaurant. After we sat down at our table, my eyes drifted up and saw that the window nearest to our table had a new feature. I looked at Chris and said something to the gist of, "Wow...something happened here." We hadn't heard anything in the news … Continue reading Something To Talk About Over Lunch

A Different Sort of Path

When I take WordPress courses, I like to think about the assignments a little and approach from a different angle. The theme for the Day 2 was "Street", so I opted for a different sort of path. When I took this picture, I was sitting on a plane headed for Atlanta {eventually winding up in … Continue reading A Different Sort of Path