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To The Military Spouse

For the military spouse.  Monday night was spent saying goodbye to old and new friends. They are moving on, to parts west and far east of here and it’s got me thinking about my people. We’ve landed here in the woods of Northern Virginia close to a year now and still the moving is hard. And truth be told, this girl is tired. So tired. And we are at the tail end of a weighty two weeks and I look around...

Moving: Part Two

Oh friends. I am still having ALL THE EMOTIONS. We moved from our dear 403 house, our home for the last three years, into the hotel last weekend. I very much loved this house, but what grieves me more than leaving the walls that literally held me up through a very hard deployment, is leaving the community it represents. Remember, I”m not finished here. (This happened here …. ) We are officially in the grieving stage of this move –...

Coming Home

I’m warming myself in the stain-glass and wood-panel glow of my childhood church. Wherever we wander, coming home inevitably means coming here. Today I’m lurking in the back row of the sanctuary during the Sunday school hour, soaking up the light. I hoard these precious seconds of alone time amid the whirling chaos of my three small humans. We made covenent promises here … On the glossy wooden stage, I slipped my hands into his, threading my heart to the Husband...

My Undressed Heart {And Easter}.

{Oh hey. It’s me. Did ya forget about me? I promise I didn’t forget about you. We are in survival mode over here, which does not include thoughtful, lovingly crafted blog posts. It does include me near-comatose post bedtime routine, which is my normal writing time. I’ll be back soon-ish, I really will. I miss writing and I miss you.} Happy Resurrection Sunday. I know it’s almost over here, but I have to tell you this. We made it out...

Single Parenting PSA

I’ve been a sad sack around here lately … I’ll have mercy on you today, and tell you why you should immediately do something nice for the closest {permanent} single parent you can grab. We went to my parents’ church over the break. I grew up in this church, it’s a part of coming home, it is home, in a small corner of my heart. After church the second Sunday, there was a small reception to say goodbye to the...