on bloom…

on bloom…

As I approached 2020, I intuitively knew that my word would be Bloom. As a flower lover, I LOVE the word bloom. As an enneagram 4, I cringed when I realized this beautiful word made its way onto most Word of the Year lists. (we Fours do not like to follow trends.) Even so, my [...]

a bit of christmas magic…

a bit of christmas magic…

The first Christmas that I was a mom, found us with a sweet little four year old in our home. Though the adoption would take years to happen, and nothing would go according to hopes or plans, in those very early days life felt saccharine in the best of ways. On that Christmas eve, as [...]

In the fall…

As an eternal student of this thing called life, I have been reflecting on what I've learned within the months and seasons, of this year. While I look forward to the day when I can record all of the beautiful life skills I've learned- this, dear friend, is not that time... Instead, here's what I've [...]

in the shadows…

in the shadows…

I've seen you there, lurking in the shadows. You watch, detached yet eternally connected, and I'll be honest- I don't know how I feel about that. I don't recall ever saying that you had to hide, though to be fair, boundaries were crossed and I can see how you might interpret you should. Life is [...]

when the rivers join…

when the rivers join…

Over the weekend, my husband and I were sitting around a fire pit with some friends. We are having unseasonably warm weather, here in Pennyslvania, and it felt good to try and capture some of the "normal" we've lost due to the pandemic. At one point my husband mentioned growing up near the river, and [...]