In my every child matters post I shared about Robin who courageously walked from Kelowna to Kamloops on behalf in memory of the residential school kids. I am having a hard time writing because I just heard that he is in ICU now with COVID. Please pray. Please pray for him and his wife and… Continue reading Please pray
I packed my suitcase for a road trip on Thursday and it felt strange, foreign. Distant foggy memories of doing this action before surfaced. When was the last time I stayed overnight anywhere? March 2020. To be precise, we came home from Washington on March 1 when the COVID toilet paper jokes were just beginning… Continue reading Wonder Restored
I was worried every day. I worried every time my daughter ate something sweet or acidic or sticky… because she wouldn’t let me brush her teeth. And when I let her try it was a brush biting, paste sucking gong-show. And then the sticker chart idea surfaced. It ended up being a colouring chart when… Continue reading Rewards are a good thing
Elaina woke up screaming in the middle of the night. I think it was a bad dream, I gave her a hug and sat with her. Then we both went to the washroom and went back to bed. I was grateful to be back under my blanket but I couldn’t sleep and my mind drifted… Continue reading Every Child Matters
It was a beautiful early summer night and I was at my favourite spot, Little River beach. I was about to trade my island home temporarily for a summer job in a hot kitchen at a Ranch camp. I soaked in the ocean view with all my heart. Then an unfamiliar feeling came, a deep… Continue reading Heaven and Earth – a one minute music video.
It happened when I was playing "little person land" with my big brother. I was around 8 or 9. He had his action figures, I had my barbie dolls and together they made an amazing world within our Vancouver home. Each room was a different country. Dining room chairs were highrise buildings standing amid frequent… Continue reading First Song
you were here for the dark times, you melt my brain with joy every single time you sing. You make me carefree, drowning out the noise of so many, taking all the worry away. You take me to a place where there is no path with the voices of many looming, a place so great… Continue reading Oh, Music
2021 2014 I may have posted this photo before... two youngsters on a first date, dancing in a room full of people and staying up very late without paying for it the next day. Seven years later I am nursing our thirsty plants and he is coaxing our wired toddler into bed. Do I feel… Continue reading Happy birthday Forest
I am wanting another baby and find myself in moments of desperate longing as well as thankfulness that I am not pregnant yet, especially when my daughter has a melt down. People often talk about how challenging the transition is from 1 to 2 kids or 2 to 3 etc.. ++ sleep deprivation and demands… Continue reading Worth It.
When my neighbour asked about my day I surprised both of us by starting to cry. I know her well so it wasn't super embarassing but definitely not expected. "I was just talking with my pastor about theology" I gasped out between sobs. "Wow, it must have been something really deep and important to you."… Continue reading Tears of relief