Alli

"I' won't have a special ribbon when I graduate, will I?" Alli asked. I looked at my youngest, as tears welled up in her eyes. She watched as her older brother reluctantly posed for graduation pictures in the high school cafeteria, a purple ribbon around his neck. My heart broke for her. The year before,…

It Was a Pretty Big Year for Doctoring

I am pleased to tell you, my doctor visits for the 2019 calendar year are now complete. Optometrist, check (my contact prescription, now a -11, allows for not quite 20/20 vision and with my contacts in, I can't read anything within arm's length without my reading glasses). Dentist, check (gold star...even my gums are healthy).…

Thursday’s Thoughts: November 14th, 2019

October marked the one year anniversary of living in our new home. We've accomplished a lot, but there are still many projects left to tackle. We spent last winter working outside in our 'woods', unwrapping and pulling down vines from trees, removing underbrush and fallen trees, and cutting down 'less desirable' trees (with the hope…

Thursday’s Thoughts: November 6th, 2019

A month or so ago, my oldest asked, "How did you know when you loved Dad?" How did I know? Reed and I met on a blind date arranged by mutual friends. Our friends came with to make the date a little less awkward. He was tall with broad shoulders and sleepy blue eyes (classic…