I’m part of this group called Fully Alive, which is sponsored by Newsong’s Mom’s Ministry.  We’re kicking off our Fall women’s group meetings this Friday, and as part of a show-and-tell exercise to get to know one another, Ann, one of our fearless leaders, asked...

I drove Hannah to high school this morning.  Driving out of our neighborhood, we passed the swarms of kids making their way to Pioneer Middle School.  It wasn’t long ago Dragon was the one beside me in the passenger seat on our way to his...

Tuesday will be Dragon’s 3 year anniversary.  3 years.  It’s a lot of time.  It’s hard to believe that it has been three years.  I remember that day like it was yesterday. Tuesday is also Hannah’s first day of school: 11th grade.  Dragon’s younger sister, Hannah,...

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I think my last post – the one about getting the notification about his Senior Self letter -- made many of you worry about me.  I knew this Senior year would be tough, but it’s been even harder than I anticipated.  You will be happy...

Meet Kimberly. Kimberly is a twelve year old, 7th grader in our Music Program. When she first walked into our classroom in 2016, and we asked the kids to choose their instruments, Kimberly walked straight to the trombone.  The trombone is the same instrument Dragon played, so...

On Dragon’s first day of school freshman year, when I picked him up, I asked him, as moms everywhere were doing: “How was your first day of school?  Did you make any new friends?” “Yes, he replied. “I met a kid named Joanna.  He’s in my...