Second-Time-Around Mom Life: Messy and Beautiful

Second-Time-Around Mom Life: Messy and Beautiful

Shhhhhhh! It’s that time of morning, when everyone is gone but me. It’s still. It’s quiet. It’s golden! Honestly, it’s only 7:45 am and my pillow beckons as I make up my bed. The 6 am alarm was unwelcome today. I think crashing back in sounds lovely. Then I remember —...
Acceptance Is More Than Tolerance

Acceptance Is More Than Tolerance

Rejection hurts. But sometimes I think mediocrity towards a person hurts worse. I grew up hearing, “Hate the sin; love the sinner.” And since we all are guilty of sin . . . let’s just give everyone a big giant love fest! Gotta hug for me? I need a big ol’ dose of...
New Kid in Town Blues

New Kid in Town Blues

She looked completely dejected — head thrown back, eyes staring, body slumped. “What’s up, Love?” Deep sigh. Rolling eyes. Outburst. “I don’t have any friends. I’m new. The girls all pair off, and the one I had over for the play date only plays with her best friend...
A Good Read Or Good Nap?

A Good Read Or Good Nap?

It’s a much-needed lazy afternoon, as we retire from the brunt of the Cayman Islands sun. It’s quite hard to force myself to leave these pristine, emerald waters and white sand, but I know a good read and a rest is what everyone needs. I’m pushing...
Choosing Home, Choosing Community

Choosing Home, Choosing Community

I was actually washing my face and putting on a quick facial when it dawned on me—I am choosing a new kind of freedom for Karl and me and the girls. The freedom to move to a new place of our own choosing, a smaller place, a community. A place like us, for us. We are...