Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

But little Mouse, you are not alone, In proving foresight may be vain: The best laid schemes of mice and men Go often askew, And leave us nothing but grief and pain, For promised joy! -Robert Burns Of Mice and Men The other day Hannah asked me to buy her a book She...
Lifepreservers

Lifepreservers

I couldn’t do it alone. I knew I had to decorate the tree. I knew I had to decorate the house. We have Hannah, and she still wants to celebrate Christmas. She should. She ought to have a childhood that includes celebrating Christmas, even if my heart is broken....
Cold Soda

Cold Soda

Yesterday, Daniel and I were driving to a meeting. All the restaurants and stores we passed brought back memories from the 14 years we lived here, memories of Dragon.  Here was the Game Stop from which he’d buy his video games; here was the Creamistry we went to...
Follow the Feet

Follow the Feet

I first met Jana Alayra at a Mom’s Ministry lunch earlier this year.  Jana is a popular Christian singer/song writer, a rock-star in the world of children’s worship music. She started off her talk with singing a few songs, one dedicated to her mother,...
The Opposite of Grace

The Opposite of Grace

I don’t know how to do this. I don’t know how to get up tomorrow in a world where my son is gone.  I don’t know how to face a week with Thanksgiving coming up, and Dragon is not here to sit at our Thanksgiving table.  I don’t know how to drive past the park...