Is This Where I Live Now?

“This is where I live now,” said the birthday boy as he collapsed onto the bench. Josiah started off his 16th birthday with a sick stomach just as he was opening his long-awaited presents. Still trying to salvage such a momentous birthday, we headed to his favorite breakfast joint for cinnamon crunch bagels. Though he…

A Ride in the Car

Some things take some getting used to … like my youngest riding next to me in the car. For the past 12 years I have caught my son’s eye in the rearview mirror as he rode safely tucked in the backseat. Now that he is legally allowed to ride in the passenger seat, I’m struggling…

Reminiscing

We have a tradition in our house: on either of the boys’ birthdays, we look at old pictures of them. This, of course, leads to teasing about naked baby pictures and 1-year-cake-all-over-the-face pictures. We bring it back around to how thankful we are that God gave them to us. (After all, we don’t want to…