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Remembering the Thrill

My kids woke up at 4:30 this morning. Not woke up and finally fell back asleep. No, completely up, for the day. It was still black outside. There was no sun shining or birds chirping, and most likely our apartment neighbors were groaning the sounds of little voices. Voices that were loudly squealing with delight… Continue reading Remembering the Thrill

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I Love You Forever

She embraced me for a long time this morning, “I love you forever.” she repeated over and over again. She will be four years old in a few weeks. Four going on twenty four. I notice the way she now grows embarrassed about certain things. The way her precious feelings are hurt by the other… Continue reading I Love You Forever

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Introducing Life Now Photography

It is no secret that I love photography, and my two kids are by far the favorite subjects. But this past spring, I decided to begin pursuing photography outside of my own family and friends. We had just moved to California and something about the forever sunshine and infinite number of golden hour evenings gave me that… Continue reading Introducing Life Now Photography

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Never Losing Hope: The Barren Womb

Hannah’s womb was barren. She could have no children… “In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. As she kept on praying to the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk and… Continue reading Never Losing Hope: The Barren Womb

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I’m Talking to My Kids More

We were sitting on the couch one afternoon, just Boston and myself. We began to talk. The conversation started with when she was in my belly. This is their favorite conversation these days, combined with their playing the “mommy and daddy.” But this simple talk about the day she was born somehow took a turn… Continue reading I’m Talking to My Kids More

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See No Evil

While trying to bring some sort of order to my place, i.e. loading the dishwasher, I overheard the following… Boston: “Pierce, do you want to go into my bedroom?” Pierce: “Yeah!” (Little feet running.) Boston: “Pierce, do you want to sit on my bed and talk about it?!” Pierce: “Yeah!” Boston: “So, Pierce, do you like… Continue reading See No Evil

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Dance the Night Away

We heard a noise in Pierce’s room Tuesday night. My husband went in to check on him and in a moment called back to me, “He’s having a seizure.” This was his third one and we were prepared this time. Outwardly, we remained very calm. Inwardly though, I was still a bit panicked. I continued… Continue reading Dance the Night Away