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December 23, 2018

A favorite moment from this week: Our mechanic/friend dropped our car off at the new house Friday. We’ve known him for years, and he’s from this new-to-us town. With a great big Samoan hug, he smiled and said, “Welcome to the other side of heaven!” Ha! So true! It IS […]

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That was close…

December 16, 2018

– written last Friday, the 14th- Whoaaaaa, roller-coaster of crazy today, y’all! Ready for another lucky-gene/God’s-tender-mercies story? Buckle up, cuz this one’s a bit of a roller-coaster.   Two Fridays ago, a very very large check was sent snail-mail to us from our 401k investment account thingy. (Yes, that’s the […]

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Joy

November 26, 2018

First, it was a big book titled Elements that he got for Christmas when he was… I don’t know, maybe 8? He read it, reread it, and read it some more, to the point that he had the periodic table all but memorized and pretty good understanding of what those […]

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Surprise! We’re having a…

November 22, 2018

A house. We’re having a house. But I don’t feel bad about leading you there because there are a LOT of similarities between having a house and having a baby. It’s a life-changing transition. It’s super exciting. It’s super stressful. The process takes longer than you want it to. You […]

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This is why…

October 1, 2018

Oh, I’m so happy that HandsFreeMama gave me such a perfect, shining example of what I wanted to put into words today. It’s worth clicking over there and reading it yourself, but in the likely event that you won’t, I’ll just share the heart of it: There I was, sitting […]

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Not Worth It.

September 27, 2018

Oh wow. Life is fun sometimes. Really fun. This is great. I’m glad I took the time to write out what I learned the other day about trials being “worth it,“ because there was another half to the story – and if you’ve read that one, you’ll have some pretty […]

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Worth it?

September 24, 2018

Hi friends!!    So, when you were in a difficult place and working on trying to get to a less-difficult place, has anyone ever tried to tell you “It’s hard, but it’s worth it…”   and then, instead of being encouraged, you kinda wanted to kick them in the shins […]

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