Becoming Strong

Saturday morning I sat speechless on the sofa. I've been praying for a long time for direction about something and God gave it...Or, maybe he's been saying it and I finally heard it. Anyway, there I sat. Petrified, excited, overwhelmed, grateful, teary. Have you ever felt that way about something you believe you're to do…

A Gripping Moment

In thanksgiving for our soldiers and veterans... When my husband and I arrived at our gate at the airport, three others were there, notably a young Marine in full dress uniform. I glanced at him periodically wondering, "Is he heading home or reporting back to duty...?" He seemed restless. I was struck by how young…

Accomplishment

Earlier this month our son Ellison graduated from The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina.  Those were four challenging years - for him, going through it and for my husband and me, watching from a distance! With each cadet that I met over the years, I was fascinated to learn that most seemed called…

Being Mom

I've been musing over some of the daily occurrences or "events" of being a mom.  They're non-"events" to the general public, but they fill our thoughts, our minutes and hours.Things like ...Listening - to excitement, whining, laughter, fighting, imagination being played out, heartache, excuses, and musical instrument practice!Figuring out - what a particular cry means, what…

A Gripping Moment

When my husband and I arrived at our gate at the airport, three others were there, notably a young Marine in full dress uniform. I glanced at him periodically wondering, "Is he heading home or reporting back to duty...?" He seemed restless. I was struck by how young he looked; he had to be close…

Being a Mom

 Being a mom is not about glamour.  It's not about attention being given to us.  It's not about outward recognition. Being a mom is about humility:  We will not have all the answers; we will always be on a learning curve; and we will make mistakes.Being a mom is about selflessness:  We will put our…