Daughters

Good morning from a hotel room in Arkansas! I’m supposed to be up and showering and packing so I can be on time for meetings this morning and instead I’m here with my computer balanced on a pillow on my lap writing to you. Because sometimes you wake up and all you can think about […]

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Let me tell you about last night. You’re five and a half now. The half is important to you I think. And you sleep with my shirt. It was my favorite shirt. It smells a LOT like me because it hasn’t been washed in some time. But when I started traveling for work this fall […]

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)) Here it is. 42. I made it to my mom’s age. What an astounding thing to be able to look around the world through eyes that have now seen as much as hers did. And I can testify with her that God is good. And while life can feel broken and hard, I will […]

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She is a fierce little mama. Every night before she puts on her own jammies she changes her baby into a onesie and tucks her in just so. And in the mornings when I’m calling for her, pouring her cereal and wondering where she is she can be found deciding on an outfit for her […]

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Oh my daughter, there are so many things I never knew before you. Five years ago I never knew how much I would love glitter and sparkles and unicorns. I never knew how much beauty would be an ongoing conversation and a choice and an example I would have to live out for you every […]

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When the news turns dark, when I have a hard time believing my pastor,¬†and all I want to do is switch between hot baths and my cosy bed, it’s the stories of what women are capable of right there in the middle of the darkness that I need. The stories that take place between making […]

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