Goodness

Goodness

Last week I had an appointment out of the house. The receptionist greeted me in her usual cheery manner and inquired about Gus. “Is he still being a good boy?” I don’t remember how I answered but I’m sure it was vague and mentioned something about sleep. I do know I...
In the Middle of the Night

In the Middle of the Night

Octavius, Yours was the pregnancy of sleeplessness so it seems only fitting that my favorite time with you is in the middle of the night. That’s when it’s quiet and still and it’s just you and me again.  Your eyes are wide and bright in the dim light...
Thank You for Being a Friend

Thank You for Being a Friend

During this pregnancy, I have carried the weight of feeling lonely and alone. Not through anyone’s fault or anything in particular. No, it’s just been the sore spot the enemy has chosen to pick at. Then. Then the Lord shows up with abundance and shouts so...
Deja Vu

Deja Vu

I had an epiphany in mass tonight.  I wish I could say it was of the spiritual variety but it was simply this: Having kids is like reliving parts of high school, but just the painful, awkward parts (a.k.a. ALL OF IT.) Like when your crush would walk in and your...

Octavius

  *** A word about “Octavius”. Yes, for the last 3 kiddos, we have called them by their latin number name.  The birthing center heard me hollering, “Sixtus, come OUT!!!” while delivering Lu and we had a special place in our hearts for Septimus...
Loose Ends

Loose Ends

We’ve had the great joy/excitement/privilege/good fortune the last two weeks to be at all sorts of doctors and dentist appointments.  I say that with a large quantity of sarcasm, obviously.  Because while our kids are “rockstars,” (the dental...