Month: December 2005

  • finding comfort

    In the pew in front of us the young father shifted his sleepy baby girl to his shoulder. She snuggled into his shoulder, reached her delicate little hand up and slid it under the collar of his shirt to touch his warm skin. Her contented, sleepy face reminded me of my babies who sought soft,…

  • music machine

    Guys and noise just go together, especially if machinery is involved. For my grandson it began with Match Box fire trucks that he drove – with all the appropriate sounds – in and out of a fire house he had created with a small box. Only the call to eat quieted the wail of toddler…

  • Christmas greetings for book club and parents

    The best Christmas is the one you spend with friends, family, good food and enjoyable activities. So when people ask me what I want for Christmas, I have the perfect answer, straight from C. S. Lewis, “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” What do…

  • an old tradition

    I revisited my roots during my aunt’s recent visit. Physically, she looks like her mother, my grandmother, but oh she is so much more beautiful. Since we both resemble Grandma, I hope when I am my aunt’s age that I look as half as good as she does. Plus, she maintains impeccable, country manners. That…

  • telling it like it really is

    Caring for young children can be quite trying, but the rewards are worth it. “When everything is falling apart, they bring us down to earth better than we can,” said my friend whose granddaughters live with her and sometimes test her patience to the limit. “She had just been BAAD day. I didn’t want to…