because sometimes, things do get better…

last night, we watched a little nature documentary on elephants. (our girlie loves elephants.) a little baby elephant had been born, and wasn’t standing… and despite the elephants’ attempts, just couldn’t walk. several of the elephants started walking away after a while, but the momma elephant couldn’t. she kept trying and trying, and finally started ...

Remnants of 5

“she’s getting so big!” the lady says, putting a bulletin in my empty hand while looking at my daughter, who is holding the other. “i know!” i reply, inwardly bracing for the inevitable facing of follow-up comments and “demands.” a command to have… “number 2…!” she exclaims. “it’s time for number 2!” she sing-songs, her voice ...

finding the first thing

18. January 2015 randomness 0
ran across this quotation tonight: “When the word ‘priority’ came into the English language in the 1400s, it only existed in the singular form. It meant the very first or prior thing. It stayed singular for the next five hundred years. Only in the 1900s did we pluralize the term and start talking about ‘priorities.’ ...

the value of the truth

11. January 2015 home&family, photos 0
this afternoon, i’ve had the chance to think about my friends. over the course of my life, i’ve had a lot of friends.  i will say that the very closest friends i have forged would be during college and after. these friends were with me during extremely hard times and extremely happy ones.  they covered ...