Wednesday, January 6, 2016

You are Eleven today...

11 years little miss!  You are such a joy and so full of life.  My heart and soul are filled with gratitude because I get to parent you!  I have been known to continually comment about how from the moment you came into this world, you have been a ray of sunshine.  This is still true even in your pre-teen years.  Yes, the tweener years have had some ups and downs, yet I watch you navigating them in such way as to not diminish the light you have been gifted with.  I love who you are and who you are becoming!

Here are a few highlights from this past year… 

You have fallen in love with playing the violin.  I expect you to be begging this coming  year to learn to play the piano and the flute.  I love listening to you practice because it seems to be something you were meant to do!

You are still a swimmer and you love your pre-comp team!  Still working on your gymnastics and you’ve accomplished a goal you set for yourself over a year ago.  I have loved watching you grow in your determination especially as you’ve faced challenges.

You love your friends!  You are a pre-teen girl…nuff said.  You will hang out with anyone, and you choose your closer friends wisely.

You love playing board games, and some video games.

You still love science and you have grown to love reading.  You shared a great book with me last year- Wonder.  I can’t wait to share some of my favorite books with you this coming year.  Yes, this is the year I will allow you to read a couple of series you have been begging to read.

I have no words of advice for you this year…just keep on keeping on.  You are heading in the right direction my love.  And remember this…I’ve got you.  I am right here when you need me and I am learning to step back and let you have room to grow.  Thanks for being my daughter!

Here are some candid pics from last year:

Friday, November 28, 2014


...goodness me, they do abound!  
Delicious food, crayons on the table, deep connections, Mariokart Wii, broken corning ware, Minecraft, too-toasty biscuits, momma freak out moments, funny Star Wars you tube videos, bickering kids, pumpkin cobbler, a walk around the neighborhood with a teething baby, sweet nursing, and so many new memories.  
The blessings are found in the mash up of it all... not in the pining for perfection.  
I do hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Transcendance Movement Four- soul

encounter- hope embraced


peeking out from the paved path... within my soul
good intentions trapped the new growth for a time
but could not deprive that which was rooted in truth
the sprouts of faith broke free into the world

human depravity can never pave over the divine 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Transcendance Movement Four- Silent cries from the Heart

encounter- hope embraced

Silent cries from the Heart

If it could mean that for just a moment I might embrace the divine

I’d give my life to love
laying my soul at the feet of my friend

I’d endure the suffering of this life
believing in hope not of this world

I’d bow my knee in praise
worshipping You with all I am

I’d respond to your call
giving every breath to serve your passion

If it could mean that for just a moment I might embrace the divine...

Monday, June 30, 2014

Transcendance Movement Four- Grace

encounter- hope embraced


softness as mist
Your spirit wraps me in beauty
my brokenness exposed
then healed
revealed then washed away
peace settles around my soul...

...i am in Your presence...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Transcendance Movement Four- Light

encounter- hope embraced


your light rains around me in glory
filling my heart with your grace
Your warmth wraps me in your presence 
my soul opens itself to your gentle hand
as you touch my innermost places with your light
glory and majesty wash throughout my being 

i am filled with awe as i rest in your arms

Monday, June 2, 2014

Transcendance Movement Four- Wholeness

encounter- hope embraced


sweet salt down my cheek
as I enter into your presence
filled with warmth and love
I am able to drink from your living well

you are my maker and I am your creation
whispers float from within my soul
I am silent in your majesty

wrapped in the sacrifice of your grace