After much discernment and soul searching I have decided to invite you to come for a walk with me. As a runner finishes her race she does not stop at the finish line abruptly, rather she starts jogging and then slows it down to a walk so she can recover. I am in this recoveryContinue reading “Come With Me on a Journey”
We finished! On Tuesday Kris and I officially ended the school year. It was a lovely, cool, May morning so we decided to pack a picnic lunch and head out for a hike in celebration. The National Arboretum is about fifteen minutes from our house. We have a few favorite spots to go. The viewsContinue reading “It’s Really Over!”
Today Kris and I finished lesson 156. The last test lesson is 160 so we are speeding towards the finish line of this school year. For the past days I have been considering my time as a home a school teacher. It has been, at times, cringe worthy. If you were to chat with myContinue reading “What I Will Miss the Most”
Eighteen lessons. I can scarcely believe Kris and I have only eighteen lessons left. Whenever I draw close to a major event in my life, time seems to move at warp speed. These last days in our school year together are flying by. For the last seven years Kris has been educated in a homeschoolContinue reading “Nearing the End”
Well, how did it go? This is the question I have been thinking about since yesterday. Abandoning my usual Lenten practices and taking a deep dive into kindness and prayer has actually been very fruitful. I can’t see myself returning to the old way of honoring this penitential time. Lent started amidst the snow onContinue reading “Catholic Moments: Prayer, Reflection, Freedom”
Catholic high schools in our area sent out their admissions decisions on February 18th. The day after, Kris received the big white envelope emblazoned with the words, You’re In! Inside the envelope was this folder, full of information on programs, scholarships, class lists, and much more. All of the “paperwork” is now online, so fillingContinue reading “She’s In!”
I received some positive feedback on my decision to not take part in traditional Lenten fasting. I was pleasantly surprised when my uncle, the priest,wished me well. It was nice to know I was not totally off-base. The following day my daughter Emily sent me this: I was much encouraged to see that I amContinue reading “Catholic Moments Lent 2021 Unexpected Revelations”
We are having true winter in the Mid-Atlantic, with frigid temps and white stuff falling from the sky. I have welcomed the snow as it comes down and have even gotten to go sledding, more than once! I have been distracted by the snow tumbling from the sky and lingering on the ground. It hasContinue reading “Catholic Moments Lent 2021, Focus: Kindness”
It has been many and many a day since I last wrote anything here. Much has happened in the time between. For me, the change in Presidential Administrations has altered my perspective. It is like a heavy stone has been lifted off my chest. My daughter Emily sent this GIF to our group chat onContinue reading “Struggling”
It came as a shock. Betsy, Kris and I spent a few hours yesterday afternoon visiting in John’s backyard. We enjoyed the funny comments the kids made and connecting with their moms. Spending time outside with our family alters my mood and restores balance to my shifting emotions. It leaves me feeling peaceful and happy…Continue reading “Embarrassed to be a White Woman (again)”
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