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Just A Rough Day

by Monica

Our morning was full of tears… a LOT of grumpy tears. Grace cried all morning. She cried when we offered her breakfast. She cried when we took it away. She cried when we put on her coat. She cried when we dropped her off at school. She only wanted to […]

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Listen to Your Father

by Monica

“Grace, let’s put your jacket on, it’s cold out.” “NO!” the angry three-year-old voice punctuated. “Ok, but you are going to be cold.” No sooner had we got out the door the wind cut through her little body and out came a bone chilling scream… “I need a jacket!!!!” Doug […]

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The Gospel According to Cinderella

by Monica

Recently Grace has been obsessed with my childhood copy of Cinderella. She asks us to read it to her all the time. It’s a bit tattered these days, but the magic hasn’t faded one bit. I remember sitting for hours reading this book over and over again… gazing at the […]

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Her Name Is Lamby Gill

by Monica

Grace Age:  2 years, 4 months Doug asks: What’s your name?  My name is Grace Courtney Gill. She replies. What’s Daddy’s name? He prods. And she proundly announces: Daddy’s name is Doug Gill! An’ Mama’s name is Mon-ca Gill! Grace is fascinated with names. She wants to know everyone’s name. […]

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Let’s Build Something Together

by Monica

Grace sits amid a mess of colorful blocks strewn from one end of the room to another. She loves to “build castles.” As soon as she sees me she says: “C’mon Mama, let’s build somthin’ together!” And I fold my legs down to the floor to join her in the […]

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Sit with Jesus a While

by Monica

With heads bowed our hands interlocked in a circle. The warmth of Doug’s hand gripped my right, and Gracie’s sweet dimpled hand squeezed my left. Doug said a thanksgiving and asked: “Gracie what are you thankful for?” She replied: “God, thank you for Jesus, my Daddy, and my sweet potato […]

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