Remembering Daddy

June 20, 2016

This is the first time I’ve ever observed Father’s Day without my own dad’s feet firmly planted on this earth. I’ve thought about him all day, but not with sadness. Instead, I thought about him with thankfulness and joy that I was blessed to be his daughter. I struggled all day with the want to write…

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Forget Me Not

May 30, 2016

It’s kind of funny that I chose the word “Remember” for June over at Grace & Such. I had no idea just how far into reminisce mode I would be as the month began. Todd and I came to Arkansas for a Thompson Family Reunion – the first time we’ve been back in 8 years.…

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So Much Love

April 12, 2016

Last Friday, only a few hours after I posted I Wait, my father peacefully took his last breath. My mother and one sister were there with him and there was no struggle, no suffering, just a calm passing from this life to the next. The response to my post was astounding. So many people expressed…

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I Wait

April 8, 2016

As I write this I’m waiting to hear from New Mexico that my father has passed away. He stopped swallowing the other day and was struggling to breathe yesterday. This is the natural progression of advanced dementia and it feels merciless to me. I am sad. My mom is sad. My sisters are sad. We’re…

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Tea and Quilts

January 11, 2016

Today was a lovely day for me and The Girl. She goes back to school on Sunday and we decided to finally make our way to the Penn Museum in Philadelphia, a place she’s wanted to visit since we moved here nearly ten years ago. Turns out, however, the museum is closed on Mondays. Undaunted,…

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They Won’t Stay In My Head

January 8, 2016

It has been confirmed beyond a doubt that I am a visual learner. The news was on TV as I was preparing dinner last night and I could hear the anchor reporting on the day’s events, but I wasn’t actually watching the broadcast. What he said: 17 miners were trapped in an elevator shaft in…

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Jazz Hot, Baby

December 31, 2015

So another year has come and gone. While some are making their resolutions for 2016, I’m cleaning the kitchen and listening to Spotify. I found this new-to-me group called The Hot Sardines and they’re fabulous. It’s Bourbon Street Jazz at its finest and it makes me ever so happy. There’s a little bit of melancholy…

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Yeah – It Happened

December 17, 2015

Last night was our MomsConnect Christmas event. There were a lot of games and food and laughing and everything you need for a fun evening. I gave a short devo and may or may not have said the following: I left my goat in my other pants. They got jiggy with it. My baby daddy… Drops…

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Advent 12-01-15: Wait

December 3, 2015

By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. Luke 1:78-79 I’ve never heard anyone say waiting is easy. Sometimes the waiting is full…

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Advent 11-30-15: Prepare

December 2, 2015

See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight–indeed, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. Malachi 3:1 2015 is the year of being prepared for Christmas. Not just that…

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