January 2012 Archives


let them be kids

It’s tempting as parents, to choose the more convenient route. To choose dry, clean clothes over wet, sandy ones. To steer the kid away from the ocean rather than let him run in it. To keep your own shoes and socks on rather than join them. But think of the exploration, the memories, the joy… Read more »


within hours of landing

My dad and step-mom live in the wine country of Oregon. Down the road from their house we passed a couple of horse pastures, and since by the grace of God we did not arrive at 11pm, we had a whole day ahead of us to unpack, settle in, and go meet some of the… Read more »