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Month: June 2016

Stickers and Handstands

Stickers and Handstands

When I was in first grade, my best friend’s name was Elizabeth, and she was in the class above me. I thought it was pretty cool, of course, that my best friend was a year older; she introduced me to all the year older girls, let me play in their year older games, and even, even, let me trade stickers from her year older sticker book. It was pretty amazing. When my kids ask me what I did for fun when I was younger,…

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Luxe and Sanity: Lost and Found

Luxe and Sanity: Lost and Found

After almost a year, my seven year old daughter still has a hamster named Luxe. You just can’t understand how surprised I am by this reality. Luxe has been cuddled (squeezed), played with (tortured), and handled regularly by a sweet seven year old girl (sometimes monster). Just a few weeks ago while Lily was playing (torturing) with Luxe, she called out: “Mom! Luxe doesn’t like roller coasters! But maybe she does a little.” Yep. And nope. I don’t have the…

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A shorter Perspective

A shorter Perspective

I’ve written a lot about having different perspectives in life – an eternal perspective on our earthly journey, a humorous perspective on the mundane, and even a grace filled perspective as we trudge through frustrations that make us look way too much like Jekyll and Hyde. But the perspective that I’m most fascinated by is a child’s perspective. Just a few weeks ago I knelt down so I that was the height of my eight year old daughter. I looked…

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