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Ethernet Blessings

I’ve been thinking about my dad a lot lately. December 30th would have been my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary – if he had lived that long. I remember how much my neices and nephews enjoyed their grandpa – and he them – story time, living room forts, tickle monsters… I know there is little sense …

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The nicest piece of furniture in the house

You might recall that we didn’t have a crib when we first brought Gem home from the hospital.  In fact, her first bed was actually a laundry basket. We don’t have a lot of money to throw around, nearly every penny is accounted for long before our student loans even come in.  So buying a …

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A Blessing

Shortly after our engagement, Aaron and I were at Bellevue Square in a stationary shop. He was at one rack and I was at another with my back to him as we quietly read through greeting cards. Out of nowhere, a Buddhist nun with shaved head and grey robe took my hand, then reached out and …

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What I Didn’t Know

I am humbled and wowed by your response to my Wanna-Be-Mommy post about infertility. We’ve been trying to conceive for four years and I was feeling hormonal and tired and cranky and quite frankly nearly giving up hope when I wrote that piece. Your response lifted my spirits. It is amazing to me that I …

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