But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. You heard what Linus was saying out there. Those early Pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together. I think that’s what they mean by ‘Thanksgiving,’ Charlie Brown. –Marcie A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving…

Read More

“Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.” –Kahlil Gibran “Can I talk to you for just a second?” Louie’s piano teacher asked with a wrinkled brow and concerned look on her face as I came to pick him up for the first time.…

Read More

It’s over! The election is over. Everyone take a deep breath and exhale. We made it. The world did not split open and swallow up America over night. There was no zombie apocalypse, or locust plague. But, instead the sunrise greeted us in the early hours like it does everyday. And, one thing is for…

Read More

“I have all these great genes, but they’re recessive. That’s the problem here.” –Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes “I think this may be the most beautiful place I have ever seen,” I said to my sister as we stared out and gazed at the flowing hills where the grass gently swayed in the…

Read More

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”- Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life A few weeks ago, as I was working at home, I saw a teeny bug wiggle across my desk. I’m not a majorly…

Read More

I don’t think I’d have been in such a hurry to reach adulthood if I’d known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed. — Bill Watterson “Oh, why can’t I be graduated, yet?” Paisley asked as she slumped down on the couch holding her senior year class schedule in her hands. She is just…

Read More

“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”- Antoine de Saint-Expuery, The Little Prince “But, Mom, I don’t want to go to bed” said Louie. Now, let’s put this into perspective. This is the same 6-year-old boy that has just stayed up passed midnight the night before playing with his cousins,…

Read More

“All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. ” –Erma Bombeck “Eddie, wake up. Come on…it’s all over.” I said in the most nurturing voice that I was capable of mustering. I’m not great at those sweetsy voices.…

Read More

“This day had officially punched every hole in her crazy ticket.” –Kimberly Kincaid, Drawing the Line This cannot be happening. Not after the week that I’ve had. Just a couple of days ago my car starting making some weird car noise…..again. This is the second time this week this has happened! We have already put…

Read More

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu “I can’t wait for you to come with me on my field trip tomorrow, mom,” said Paisley as I tucked her into bed. “Me, too!” I said. I really was excited about…

Read More