2016 was a good, hard year. As an eternal optimist I tend to find even the tiniest morsel of good amidst the hard. The hard things we endured this year led us to more goodness and assisted us in appreciating that goodness more fully. I'm not a resolution writer, rather, I'm a constant goal maker. Generally the … Continue reading The Things We Didn’t Do / The Things We Did
We all know it...the Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It's a simple concept many of us learned as toddlers from our parents or in Sunday school. The concept comes up quite frequently with my 5 year old. Many of our conversations revolve around me asking her to put herself in … Continue reading The * to the Golden Rule
Rubina started Kindergarten in August. My plan to homeschool was undone just a few weeks prior to her first day. We prayed and labored and researched until we arrived at peace. One of the key pieces in parenting is choosing a path for your children early on. It's not easy. On one hand, so much … Continue reading Catch / Release / Repeat
If you've ever met me, heard me speak, or have spent any amount of time with me at all, you know I tend to self deprecate as a form of humor. I think it's hilarious. I find endless amounts of humor in talking about the cutting off circulation tightness of my pants (OMT) or the spackley thickness of my … Continue reading Self Depre[VACA]tion.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month. In anticipation, I worked hard for the past several months creating a website for adoptees, by adoptees. The idea for Dear Adoption, came to me over a year and a half ago in the middle of the night. The following morning, I called to tell my mom about it … Continue reading Dear Adoption,
Redesign. I kind of wish my website was a room. I'd live in it. It's so clean, and fresh, and new. Go ahead...poke around... Several months ago I dug out some graph paper and began scribbling different ideas for a logo. I decided I needed to refocus Writtenbyresh.com and I'd begin with a logo. I created … Continue reading Stick to What You Know / Redesign, Redefine, Relaunch
I Wish / I Hope / I Know I wish we had more time together. I hope to cherish and treasure all the moments ahead with the ones I love. I wish for everyone the closeness we shared. I hope to achieve it to an even greater depth with my daughter. I wish I’d inquired more about your life … Continue reading I Wish / I Hope / I Know