“Be comforted, small one, in your smallness.
He lays no merit on you.
Receive and be glad.”
~ C. S. Lewis, in Perelandra
I suppose, if you clicked this tab, you’d like to know something “about” me. Well, if we start with what matters most, I’m a follower of Jesus Christ; wife to George; mom to Jacob, Grace, and Luke; mother-in-law to Curtis and Sarah; Emzee to Harper, Naomi, Malia, Eliot, and Haven; and hopefully a good neighbor and a friend to many.
In December of 2011, we bought a house on the street where I grew up, because my mother had Alzheimer’s, and we couldn’t leave my gentle, heartbroken father to walk that journey alone. For the next year and a half, I spent a lot of time simply being with my parents, or sitting with Mom to give Dad a break. It was one of the hardest, most beautiful experiences of my life, and I wrote about it here under the category “A Long Good-bye.”
When I’m not busy doing life with family, church, and friends, I write and speak. I also love photography, have a life-long relationship with music, and if you give me a good beat, I’ll get the whole room dancing.
Wherever I am, I desire to be fully present, to see Him everywhere, and to remember that every breath is grace. I’m leaning hard and finding Him faithful, and I never lose the wonder.
I’m a small one, and I’m comforted in my smallness, learning to receive with gladness, and sharing the view from here with you.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you feel welcome, because you are.