A Strange Gladness

Ever since I had Isaac, I can hardly bear to watch animated movies with tragic story lines about parents and sons. Finding Nemo? Forget about it. Bambi? No. The Lion King. Definitely not. I’ve learned to avoid a lot of these movies, but one recently caught me by surprise. I don’t know how I didn’t…
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The High Capacity Woman

In case you hadn’t heard, last Monday was kind of a big day for me. I successfully defended my dissertation, which means I am officially DONE with my PhD! WOOHOO! This moment has been four and a half years in the making, so I’ve been on cloud nine all week! <—Cue the cheesy grin! Right…
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A Pinprick of Light

Yesterday was a weird day. It began with an emotional toddler who would not be pacified no matter what I tried. Stupidly, I took him to Michael’s to “quickly” exchange an item. And thus my nightmare began. Apparently, my son didn’t want to go to Michael’s–he wanted to stay in the car, or go somewhere…
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Advent: How I Know God Gets Women

I rolled to the left. Then I rolled back to the right. I stretched out one leg, then I stretched out the other. I reached out my arm, fluffed my pillow, and tried to prop myself up. Nothing helped. That was me two nights ago, lying in bed unable to sleep. I’m in the third…
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Fighting to Keep the Fun in Marriage

On Sunday morning, Ike and I will wake up early, board a plane, and head to Disney World for six days, just the two of us, without our son. We’re doing this for one, very important reason: Science. Yep. Science. You see, a few years ago I heard about an interesting study on marriage. You…
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