Unexplainable Love

We found our way to the airport gate.  Anticipation building, Terrell and I watch for our daughter, who's living on another continent, to come around the corner.  I've grown to understand my mother's words:  Distance makes the time apart feel longer. As I glimpsed her face, emotion overtook me.  I jumped up and down and…

Learning to Enjoy

 The beds have been stripped.  The piano is quiet.  The loud music is gone.  The laundry room is ... quiet.  The refrigerator looks sadly empty.  The Christmas break is over.  Our kids have returned to their school campuses, their dorms and apartments. The first week they leave is always the hardest for me. I walk by…

Ends and Beginnings

Another milestone.  Two weeks ago, Terrell and I took our youngest child to college.  The 3 of us stayed in a hotel the night before move-in day.  I woke up really early that morning so I went in the bathroom to have my Quiet Time.  Why there?  Because I knew the tears were going to come.  And…

Pause

Our daughter Cecilia graduates in less than a week from high school. She is our youngest child. This afternoon our church hosted a Baccalaureate service for the senior class. It's a simple service with a few prayers and a brief message. It’s like a pause before graduation to publicly and collectively thank God for His…

Laundry

Never thought I’d look forward to doing laundry….but nowadays, when I have lots of laundry, it means at least one of our sons is home from college! As I was sorting the piles the other day, I thought, “This is actually a love language gesture from me to them.”  I love doing this for them…