Rear View Mirror

Rear View Mirror

I love the month of November.  Always have.  The reasons are not unique to me, I’m sure.  The cool, crisp weather.  The crackling of logs in the fireplace.  The sound of geese flying overhead.  The spectacularly colored foliage.  The smell of mulling spices.  Thanksgiving.  The start of Christmas music.  It’s such a cozy time of […]

Five Weeks

Would you rather be the biggest fish in the ocean or the smallest bird in the sky? This is the question I asked the boys the other day, trying to get them to stop whining about how bored they were in the car. Their responses were, for the most part, predictable. Luke chose to be […]

Radical Faith

Luke asked me recently why we have to go to mass every Sunday.  “It’s so boring!” he protested.  And then he negotiated.  “If you like it so much, you should go alone.  We just distract you with our whining and misbehaving.” Later that afternoon, I was working while the boys played with Legos.  Every now […]

Joy and Grief

One month ago today, my husband and I sat in a dark ultrasound room with stupid, silly smiles on our faces as the technician confirmed that the little baby bouncing around in my belly was indeed a girl.  A daughter that we had named after my mother and sister with the great hope that she […]