Meet my grandson, Ezekiel (Zeke). Don’t ya love the Mr. T look and the baby guns he’s sporting. Yes, I’m shamelessly showing him off. He’s actually two and a half now, and this is from about five months old, but it’s a favorite among my photos of him, so I couldn’t resist sharing it. I have two other grandchildren as well, and I’m sure you’ll see them very soon, but today, I’m thinking about the lessons I’ve learned watching this little guy whom I see more often.
Archives for June 2016
“…and that’s how you make stone soup,” I finished the story as I saw parents arriving, especially the parents of one particularly precocious five-year-old-ish boy under my charge for a few hours while his parents attended student leadership meetings at the small Bible school where Todd and I worked. Our little Con-Man, a moniker I still use on our young Connor as a grown man, had worn me out, and I had finally captured his attention with the little tale of stingy villagers opening their cupboards out of curiosity about the clever beggar’s unique concoction [Read more…]
Truth is stranger than fiction, but sometimes, fiction can help people get through some pretty difficult truth. After my three older children left home, I started Project Ruth Ann. [Read more…]
Todd is a Navy man. He served over five years, mainly on the USS Milwaukee, an oil rig and cargo carrier, and his term of service coincided with the first Gulf War. During his final tour, he spent seven months overseas in the time before cell phones or even email. The wrinkle in this event was our little bundle who arrived five months into his deployment [Read more…]
My husband really stinks at remembering special days. For years, Christmas, Mother’s Day, birthdays, and anniversaries always seemed to sneak up behind him as if they changed every year. Those tricky little devils just jumped around on the calendar to spite his best intentions of getting it right the next year. [Read more…]