Adam Trufant, Gabriel’s godfather, emailed us this poem for Gabriel from Thailand, where he has been traveling this fall. I couldn’t help but share this with all of you… Adam is the dapper guy in the bow tie on the right 🙂 Tremendous Two’s! Little brother, little one, child growing in the Son, in little ways does love begin, little smiles, little friends. Help these
Lately, I’ve been looking back on my not-married-no-kids self, my married-no-kids self, and my married-one-kid self. And I alternately have to laugh or cringe at some of my self-righteous, uncharitable assumptions about parents, and–I’m ashamed to say–plain old snobbery at times. Of course, I didn’t dream I was any of those things at the time. I realize now how hard I used to be on parents in
On Saturday afternoon, we decided to take an impromptu trip to Galveston with the kids, and we had a blast! We met up for a while with our friends Peter and Kristin, who were spending the weekend on the island, and we walked around the Strand with them for a while. The Strand is sort of like the touristy downtown of Galveston. It’s come a
Young parenthood has been a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows, joys and challenges that have refined my soul just a little bit more. Of course, that’s for me to (dare) hope and for God to judge. 🙂 Despite it being so tough sometimes, I have had many older women smile and get that far-away look in their eyes when they talk about when
I’ve had a few people ask me when Humble Handmaid is going to get back online. The answer is…as soon as I can! Traveling, sickness, and general new baby craziness has put a damper on blogging. I have so many blog posts rolling around in my head right now…thoughts and reflections and questions and funny stories and ideas. And hopefully most of them will resurface once
Right before dinner last night, Faith threw up what seemed like her body weight in milk. It just kept coming and coming and coming, warm but tickly as it trickled down my soaked shirt into my belly button. The best part is that I barely batted an eye. I just stood there for a moment, plotted out my plan of action, then got to it.