It was a morning of rush. A missed alarm, three kids to dress, two lunches to make, and a mama in a tale spin. The clock was going to win, hands down. The thought brushed past me gently, as I rushed madly around the kitchen. Sue, give in. Breathe deep and embrace this day. … Continue reading Pause your Life with Thanks
Every time there's a major change in my life, I trim my curly locks to mark the moment. Am I bald yet this year you ask? Well not quite, but it's getting pretty darn close! I may be by Christmas! Our family is about to embark on yet another new adventure in 2020. We've decided … Continue reading Our New Adventure: Homeschooling
The deadline to sign-up was drawing closer and the question loomed in our minds... Will every seat be filled?? It was 2006. My grad year of university. Six close friends and I were planning a trip to Missouri. This was no ordinary road trip though. We rented a 60-person coach bus for the 12 hour … Continue reading Fill the Bus!
We called 2019 "The Year of the Kite"... It taught us to live with greater trust & abandon. To be honest, it felt more like being one of those Suzy-Stretch dolls from the '90's! "Well, 2020 may be the Year of the Tornado", I joke. Our routines and plans swept off the calendar in a … Continue reading Who pressed the Pause Button?
Whether raising teens or tots, the struggles are paralleled, if we're willing to be honest. Seasons of conflict, disobedience, or defiance, stretch the elastic of our patience thin. We question. We blame. We vent. We defend. Walls go up, our ear doors are slammed shut. Do we love our kids? Yes! Do we like how they act? Not always. I … Continue reading When Broken turns into Beautiful