Mother's Day... Another holiday that brings a swinging pendulum of emotions. For some, it is a day of cozy celebration with the lady who gave them it all. Kissed their boo boos; made those piles of cookies; and launched them well-prepared for the demanding world of "adulting".
For others, the day brings sadness over the absence of that very special lady. A reminder of calls that won't be answered; memories that won't be made; and cards left unpurchased.
Still others will
So it’s love week. The one where oo-ey drippy love posts cover our social media pages. Chocolate hearts, roses by the dozens, and an obscene number of kissy faces in red shirts, red tights, red dresses, and even glittered-red sweatpants are the name of the game. And then there are the other posts with tongue-in-cheek jokes like Dwight from The Office saying: Do I have a date for Valentine’s? Yes. February 14th.” In the midst of the fun, the sappy, the precious, and the melanc
Sometimes, the life we live everyday becomes ordinary to us. It is when we see our routines, daily tasks, and even fun through the eyes of someone else that the novel can be found. In talking with people, I’ve discovered there is a certain idyllic romanticism imagined around farm life. Actually, living on a farm does have its enticing features and definite blessings. I love that my kids can roam free and be outside without my hovering watch. There are beautiful opportunitie
Lately, Daron has been like a stereotypical, seasoned farmer sitting in his favorite recliner after playing a traveling farm vet by day and dedicated farmer by night. There he sits in the golden glow of the reading lamp with a stack of farm magazines sitting on his lap, feet propped up on the foot rest. Every so often he might call out as he reads a section or two of the latest chicken trends, fencing solutions, or who knows what else. (This is where it would help the story i
It had been a much-needed time away. Visiting cousins and playing hockey, catching up on a few years worth of missed moments and miles at Daron's Canadian family reunion. After a whirlwind 30-hour trip over and back, we pulled into the comforting familiarity of home long after darkness had settled. It was late and a contented tiredness tugged at us as we hurriedly started chores...not even taking time to change into our warm clothes or boots. Puppies, chickens, wood stove? Ch