Each summer I find myself wanting to capture the moment, remembering my kids just as they are during the summer. It always seems like a time of transformation and maturing. For example, in this picture, Catherine looks like she's 10. When did she get so big that her legs reach the glove box? Catherine likes… Continue reading Summer kids
Another post from the drafts folder. I wrote this last year on the day Billy Graham died, February 21, 2018. One of the very first things I read, when I tuned into social media that morning, was the news of Billy Graham's passing. Despite never having met him or even attending one of his events,… Continue reading Legacies, Influences, & Billy Graham
I'm going through the blog archives and found this gem. Originally written in May 2016, it was just too fun not to publish. Look at baby Catherine! Catherine J. French Middle Bedroom, Little Red House on the Steep Hill Education YMCA Early Learning Center, Nursery Room Skills Sitting Smiling Work Experience Learning to sleep through… Continue reading A Resume Of Sorts
I always think it is fun to hear the story behind a name, so I thought it would be fun to share ours. We have two children, a daughter - Catherine Joy, and a son - Theodore David. A little backstory on us and child naming - we have been talking about child names since… Continue reading What’s in a name?
One of my favorite things to do is to hold my children. I often think about my failings as a mother. The times I'm just too lazy or tired to make a home-cooked meal, when I say no to reading just one more book, or whether or not I am using the right kind of… Continue reading To hold my children
'Tis the season of love, am I right? With Valentine's Day just around the corner I thought I'd take a moment to spotlight my Valentine and why I love him so very much. He's been the best supporter I could have asked for over the past year or so as we've made the transition to… Continue reading 14 Things I Love About YOU
I haven't been keeping much of a journal or writing letters to you all throughout the pregnancy. I have been trying to take a picture each week but even that is hit or miss. Bad mom, I guess? But I realized on Sunday that there is something I hope you always know. You have a… Continue reading Dear Child,
Last year when I wrote about my Mom on Mother's Day last year I intended for it to be the first in a series of posts about my family. Well we all know how good I am at finishing a post series. (Ahem, the love story series.) I thought I would pick it back up again this… Continue reading My Dad
The internet was ablaze this morning with news and opinions about both Officer Wilson and Michael Brown. It is more than one person can adequately digest. Accusations flying everywhere from news media, religious groups of all stripes, and scores of thoughts being put out there on blogs like this one. So for me to even… Continue reading A Sister of a Police Officer Reacts to Ferguson
Everybody's got one but not everyone has a good one. I am one of those people that got blessed with a good one. But I don't think I really started to appreciate how good a Mom she was and is until the past few years. I've always loved her, but I wasn't able to understand how… Continue reading Mothers.