Thankful Tuesday: Preschool Bravery and Gut-Laughing

Yesterday was August’s first day at his new preschool. He was scared. And it is an afternoon program so he spent the morning mentally and emotionally terrified and I spent the morning trying to do everything in my power to take his mind off the severe anxiety. (I think he inherited his worried nature from [Read More...]

Downhill: The Miracle and the Standing Still

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I feel the dark sadness press in like a dam has broken, an internal stopper lifted so the water flows downstream, straight where it wants to go. All my efforts against it are like shakey, rickety barriers, sticks I once lay in hopes of keeping it all contained. It’s a virus that undoes me: Germs [Read More...]

{This Sacred Everyday} Amy Julia Becker

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Within the span of two weeks, I had two different friends from two different pieces of my life, specifically reach out to me, encouraging me to meet their friend Amy Julia Becker. There were lots of reasons they wanted me to meet her: 1) because her book, A Good and Perfect Gift, is beautiful writing. [Read More...]

Thankful Tuesday: Dumpling Kings, Trader Joes, Little Boy Bow Ties, etc.

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How do I count the ways this week? Old friends and the goodness of being “home” at our church in San Francisco A cozy, clean, comfortable temporary home My first trip back to the glory that is Trader Joe’s. (I’ve missed you in my life TJ’s!) Texts and invitations and play dates and no time [Read More...]

One Week, Forever, Right Now: A Reflection

The first thing August wanted to do when we got to San Francisco.

It’s been one week since we touched ground and saw our boys. One week since we came home from Italy and here we are turning in an application for the second apartment we looked at, which had everything my faithful mother had prayed we’d find, spending Sunday afternoon at that apartment’s neighborhood library (which happens [Read More...]

Thankful Tuesday: When there’s one week left and it all feels fuzzy

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I will live in Austin for one more week. A week from tomorrow, I’ll leave for Italy and my kids will stay in Austin without me, with their grandparents. Then we’ll come home. We’ll wash our clothes for a day, pack our suitcases. And my little family take a plane to San Francisco. Just like [Read More...]


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