Grief/ Pain

God is Big Enough

by Monica

Gracie has a lovely prayer she learned in pre-school. The interesting thing is that she always prays it “wrong.” The beginning is supposed to be “thank you for this day and all our blessings” but, she prays: “Dear Lord, Thank you for this day, and all our problems…” I’ve often […]

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Death to Death

by Monica
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The other day Doug pointed out a beautiful dragonfly lying in the driveway. Gracie bent down to look closer and said “Oooo pretty!” Then a moment later she realized it wasn’t flying away and asked, “Daddy, what’s wrong with him?” Doug replied, “He’s died.” Gracie gave a sad “Awww” and […]

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Clio’s In Heaven

by Monica
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As a rule I don’t write solely about personal experiences. But today I am making an exception. Yesterday was a hard day for us. We lost our best canine friend of 13 years—Our Clio. Clio was “The best dog in the world.” You could ask her yourself and she’d tell […]

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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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I’m Goin’ Ajusment

by Monica

I am not exactly sure why they call them “The Terrible Two’s.” I have to voice my disagreement with that phrase. So far we are not finding the two’s to be terrible at all… in fact we are finding them to be transforming— for both us and Grace. Perhaps it’s […]

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AMEN!

by Monica

Our heads were bowed. Our hands were each embraced one to the other around the table and there was a sweetness hanging in the air. I felt abundantly whole as I peaked over at Gracie’s little hand holding mine on one side and her Daddy’s on the other. She looked […]

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