Christmas… and heaven… and Mama… and joy

Dear Mama, Tis the season to be jolly, and happy, and giddy, and reverent, and still.  And thankful.  Thankful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ that makes the missing you bearable, at least mostly.  Because I understand why you were here, and what your life was about, and where you are now, and that you’re […]

That moment when…Disney…my daughter

Let me fill in that sentence for you. THAT MOMENT WHEN A DISNEY CHANNEL RECRUITER WALKED UP TO ME IN WALMART AND TRIED TO RECRUIT MY DAUGHTER. Really.  This really happened. My daughter was 12 at the time.  We’d heard chatter that The Disney Channel was coming to town for auditions for one of their […]

Mommy Olympians…No Medals for Us

As I sit watching the Olympics this Sunday evening, I realize that I have a lot in common with these athletes. I don’t know what it’s like to figure skate, but I can nurse a baby, fix breakfast, pack lunches, help with homework, pack back packs, zip coats, put on shoes, send the school kids […]

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