I stood in the room, excited and wary as my friend picked up the little kitten and placed it in my hand. It was one of the black ones, not the gray tabby. I was disappointed, because the gray one was just like the cat in my favorite childhood series, The Baby Sitters Club. He … Continue reading Lessons in trust, Part 1.
I remember it like it was yesterday, but it was 7 years ago. I decided to attend a retreat with my mom, sort of as a favor. I hadn't spent time with God for so long, but I was a cradle Catholic, so I didn't think that anything that would happen at that retreat would … Continue reading Beloved
My last living grandparent is dying. I have been blessed in my life to know 5 grandparents. My mother's parents, my father's parents, and my grandfather's mom, whom I affectionately called, "grandma grapes", because at one point it was difficult for me to say "grandma great". So, over the years, they have passed away, and … Continue reading Cards, Roller Skating, and Dancing
The other night, my school had their yearly Advent program. For parents, it was lovely and beautiful. For teachers, it was also incredibly chaotic. And loud. So, so, loud. Imagine, if you will, 150+ kids in a large room waiting for their turn to sing in front of their parents. The Nebraska Volleyball game was being … Continue reading Where Joy has led me