Pastor’s Kid

My 7 year-old face turned beet red and I wanted nothing more than to be swallowed whole by the church pew. All eyes in the church turned around and smiled at little ol’ me. Young and old alike let out a collective, “Aww…..” My father, a pastor, had just told the...

Best Date Ever

I’m not an easy date when it comes to me watching the Cavaliers. I comment on every physical action good or bad. I coach. I cajole. I encourage the player’s by name. I stand up. I sit down. I cheer. I throw my hands in disgust. I react to EVERYTHING. And whether it’s...

Conversation Hearts

“Oh, ok. Whew. I thought I was late” my husband sighed on the phone. “Good, so I won’t panic.” “Don’t panic. I love you.” His relief came when I told him I already managed to get boy #3 to martial arts. I just needed help with the pick up time an hour later. Which he...

Alone Time

“Please let me go to Home Depot for you! Please! I’ll buy you anything you need!” I begged my husband over the phone. Now, normally, I didn’t really get excited about paint mixers, or electrical supplies. Walking around befuddled through a warehouse was really not my...

The More, The Merrier

The notes came fast and furious. “To: Mom Will you get me a Dog for Christmas! I really want one. I am so lonly in my room wher I sleep. Thank You. and Please.” Then this one: “Dear Santa  I want or can I have a Dog for Christmas. I relley want one. I have been aksing...
DNA-Grandpa Dan Day

DNA-Grandpa Dan Day

“So, Mom, it’s gonna get cold this weekend, and I was thinking we could set up the backyard like a winter wonderland for all of the kids and have like a station where you throw hula hoops over snowmen and then another station that has a sledding hill and then one for...