Dear Friend, What’s on your Heart?

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Hi friend, It’s chilly out and the sky is waving her autumn leaves; those that have yet to drop. My oldest is on the couch, his lap practically in mine, a 3 day fever breaking my heart. I find my thoughts drifting to you. What does your day look like? What are you carrying on your plate? In your heart? …

LEARNING & LOVING

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Last year I posted LEARNING & LOVING and thought it would be fun to turn this into a monthly letter. One where we share back and forth. Celebratory chain-mail, if you will. But not the weird kind, like if you sign up then suddenly you get gremlin stickers in droves. In no particular order, here’s what I’m LEARNING & LOVING …

Living 3 years in 3 months

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We’ve only been in TN 3 months and it feels like 3 years. Years. ‘Cuz there’s a lotta life we’ve been living these past 91(ish) days. We’ve: Set up a home Rearranged a home (if you know me, just shrug, per usual) Discovered Spring Hill Antique Mall, a killer secondhand store around the corner, Delta Bound’s brisket melt and our …

When Are YOU Most Alive?

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He asked me to lay with him at bedtime. Our oldest boy who comes just below my chin and appears as if he’s been pulled by a taffy machine the eve before. We laid on our backs, he grabbed my right hand, draped it across his chest, rubbed the back of my palm, and in that moment, I saw him …

Don’t Wait

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Tanner’s tooth is currently hanging by an invisible thread. Every meal he half tears, half gulps down his food (we’re talking cave-man status) . Just.pull.it.OUT,” we cry. “Here- we’ll set the timer… to which we entice his tooth in exchange for a life-time supply of Gold Medal Ribbon ice cream, a Gameboy, a personal dinner with Michael Jordan. We’ll lasso the moon, dude. …

Until it’s Gone

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Sitting on beach rocks, waves lunging forward then back, my mind drifts to our honeymoon. When we were young. And toned. And deliciously unaware of what our future held. Fast-forward almost 12 years and, let’s be frank, babies and age, transitions and loss, and a tinyish detail called gravity and I wouldn’t trade now for then knowing every year offers authentic, …

The best is the one you’re Living

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On our way back from scouting beaches, Bry zoomed from Wailea to our Kihei condo. It was like watching a teenager in a convertible, the way he took the turns you would have thought he was driving a porsche. Never mind we’d named our compact rental Billy, the Black Ninja. You wanna get a car like this one, don’t you? I joked …

Permission Granted

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“I’ve always wanted to ____________.” “I dream about becoming a __________.” “Do you think ____________ is a good idea?” More and more I’m talking with moms and college students, friends, and other parents about stirrings and ideas swimming around inside their heads, and I notice a common theme- the desire to be validated and cheered. But it’s more than that; some …

On the anniversary of a loved One

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{This post is dedicated to my dear friend Donna, who lost her mom a year ago today. And to Wendi, who lost her sweet dad years ago, and gently prepared me for my own father’s heavenersary. And to anyone else who is missing a loved one today, these words are for you.} ———————————————————————————————————————- It seems to stare at you in …