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Thank you, Yvonne! Perfect example to share with her!! hugs, d
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2014 on when your best isn't good enough at A Worthy Life
The court was full of girls. Big girls. Tall girls. Girls who had already begun their growth spurts and a few whose bodies were already developing into the women they would one day become. There were a few who were... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at A Worthy Life
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This is just the beginning, I tell her. It's going to get harder before it gets easier, this business of standing strong and steering against the tidal wave of your peers. The temptations grow stronger at this age - the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at A Worthy Life
Yesterday I whipped up a chocolate shake for the greater good. There's a scene in the Pixar movie Incredibles (Mrs. Incredible = supermama!) where Frozone and his wife Honey are preparing to feast with friends, a dinner party planned two... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at A Worthy Life
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He is two weeks old today. At 10:32 tonight, he will have been in my world for exactly 336 hours and already I can't imagine life without him. The day started early when I was wakened by my water breaking.... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at A Worthy Life
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Earlier this week, my twelve year old and I set out for a quick maternity photo shoot at our favourite magical spot in the woods near our home. In summer, this is nothing more than a stagnant water hole home... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at A Worthy Life
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Wherever I go, I see them. Bellies here, there, and everywhere. Women with my familiar waddle and swollen middle and moms with tots pushing strollers held at a distance for new ones still growing inside. Some with faces of expectation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at A Worthy Life
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I came across this blog recently, a collection of images from around homes where kids are living and growing and becoming and relating. Each shows vestiges of life frozen in still plugged bathtubs and Barbies folded in half and stuffed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at A Worthy Life
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The increase of my chest was the first indication new life was forming within and the pain felt there was both physiological and emotional. Internally, this same area experienced a decrease in real estate as my heart seemed to shrivel,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at A Worthy Life
Thank you for coming out of the shadows to comment, Jaime! It's somehow a relief to know we don't walk these paths alone, isn't it? Your words were a blessing to me today... Hugs, d
:: Part II of III; a short series on my journey of faith. Anywhere with Jesus and his people was my happy place. Going to church 3-5 times a week as a child didn't seem crazy to me. It was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at A Worthy Life
::Today I am beginning a short series on my personal journey of faith. While I have not shied away from sharing my beliefs and confidence in a living and personal God here within my blog, I claim no mastering of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at A Worthy Life
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After a family reunion back home in October and an unexpected switch to full day school away from mama, I was looking forward to a quieter holiday season with just our family of six. But making room for just one... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at A Worthy Life
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As usual, I am the last one to the social media party. When I first started blogging, I thought I was merely producing an online record of my life for me...and maybe a few friends and family members. When I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at A Worthy Life
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I have a small collection of old hymn books, vintage momentos from a time when worship songs were sometimes lengthy sermons delivered in multiple stanzas seeped in deep theology and truth. Over the years, I've also been gifted books that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at A Worthy Life
Hm, baby fever....so contagious, isn't it! Thanks for coming by and taking the time to share your kind words!
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2014 on 24 and 4 at A Worthy Life
Thank you, Toi! Welcome... :)
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2014 on 24 and 4 at A Worthy Life
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Jan 24, 2014
thank you, dear friend! how lovely would it have been to be pregnant together?! can't wait to see your next belly blossom someday... ;)
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2014 on 24 and 4 at A Worthy Life
thank you, lisa! I am in awe and often jealous at the experiences I see you living in europe! what an adventure!! coming back to canada anytime soon? :) hugs, d
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2014 on home vs school at A Worthy Life
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I love these faces. I love knowing these faces. And the hearts and minds and struggles and strengths and loves and dislikes of each. I love knowing that I know them. I intimately know them in ways and intricacies that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at A Worthy Life
they are beautiful! oddly eager for those days...less than 4 months to go for me! happy new year, friend!
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My feet lay wrapped in fleece parallel to her own that end just above mine and the tip of my nose barely reaches the crest of her warm hair heated by the fever that ignites a fire within her. It's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at A Worthy Life
congratulations on six! someone we are approaching 13 and we both have this sense that things do get better...time settles into rhythms of understanding and realistic expectations. it does always seem to get better but never easier. the things fought for and won increases the sense of how awesome we are together but the old things and new that are yet ongoing still require the fight. as you said, "claw your way back to fonder"... as long as we don't quit fighting, that is victory, that is love. may this year be full of rich surprises, mostly wonderful! :)
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2013 on find a man who loves pink at hollywood housewife
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Self-education is the only possible education. The rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child's nature. ~Charlotte Mason Educating the mind without education the heart is no education at all. ~Aristotle Education is the most powerful weapon... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at A Worthy Life