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one lonely car

One lonely car in the driveway — where there were five. Two empty bedrooms. One mama’s heart breaking. Again. Will I ever get better at this? Will that first empty morning after they move out ever seem less lonely? Less … Continue reading

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Parenting dyed with the most powerful force

“If you allow yourself to forget the daily mercies you receive from your Father’s hands, mercies you could never earn, it will become easier for you not to parent your children with mercy. Mercy is tenderness and compassion toward someone … Continue reading

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Growing kids, not grass.

They moved out last week. ¬†Each to their own home for the year. Two daughters. Both cherished. Both pretty much grown up. Within twenty-four hours, our nest became two-thirds empty, and I’ve been swallowing back tears ever since. As the … Continue reading

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goodbye October, hello November

My favorite month has officially exited this year’s fall stage. As we say ¬†goodbye to October and hello to November, I keep thinking that October’s blaze-orange pumpkins and fiery-red leaves are meant to teach us. Just as April’s daffodils help … Continue reading

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