When we're parents, illness is often the unexpected curveball that derails us in many ways. While we plan for the moments when our kids may get short term illnesses (and dread the possibility that our kids will get long term illnesses that test our emotional and spiritual resolve), we aren't supposed to be the ones to get sick. We're supposed to be the strong ones changing linens and cleaning up bathrooms and checking temperatures while still keeping the rest of the family functioning.
I am not an athlete. In my early adolescent years I did play softball and basketball and I wasn't awful at basketball. In high school I was the fine arts kid. I sang in choir and performed in a couple plays. But for my freshman and sophomore years I participated in track. Even saying I … Continue reading Putting On My Running Shoes
Like many, I'm not a huge fan of New Year's resolutions mostly because I understand that psychologically, many resolutions are made to be broken. We Americans joke about it every year, don't we? When we lived in Indiana we were faithful members of the local YMCA. Since it was less than five minutes from our house, … Continue reading Ringing in 2016