packing, moving, family

Packing My Sister

For the second time this year, I’m packing up a sister to move. In January, it was Sarah moving back to Portugal. Now, it’s Hannah moving out to Colorado. It’s hard. Not only because I don’t know when I’ll see each of them again, but also because by...
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frazzled mama's playlist

Frazzled Mama’s Playlist

I’m a bit frazzled. Big things are coming up soon, and I have A LOT to do. I’ll spare you the details because you already know how it feels. You’ve got your own stuff.  We’re women, if there’s anything we all understand it’s multitasking....
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Summer Camp Memories

Remember when summer camp meant driving to an entirely different state, sleeping in rustic cabins with screen windows, and doing all sorts of stuff you were never got to do at home, like eat insane amounts of candy and shoot real arrows? I do. So, yesterday when I dropped off...
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Storm Prep

I’m not really sure how much to tell you about this morning. You’re going to think I’m exaggerating. But, things that pass for “normal” at my parents’ house can sound very strange to everybody else. My father, who just had surgery for a torn...
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When a Sister Travels in Your Heart

  I’m hiking today. Well, really I’m visiting a castle in one of my favorite cities in Portugal, a little town called Sintra. There are five castles here, and I am visiting one I’ve never toured before. Every time I visit the ancient city of Sintra (the...
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Parting Gifts

On the day I said goodbye to my sister Sarah, I received some parting gifts. Just one or two, and it might have escaped my notice, but they were so plentiful I couldn’t ignore the sweet provision of the Lord. Gifts, such as a helpful message from an old friend that...
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Ignoring Sister Advice

While Ruth is sobbing over Sarah leaving for Portugal and all their last talks, I am sitting in my backyard wondering why in the world I actually listen to my sisters when they talk.   This past week I was in Florida doing my Auntie due diligence, which means I was giving...
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