Field Day

The sun is hot and we are all sticky with sweat – behind the knees, in the creases of my elbows, and the sun beats at the back of my neck. The warm wind doesn’t cool so much as cover everyone with a layer of dust that is the cherry on top to the already…

Life Lessons from Gym Class

You don’t need much to have fun. Work Together. Falls happen. So get up! Long arms were made for throwing far. Use your gifts.   Face your challenges.  Smile.  Go hard. Treasure your friendships. And don’t worry if you were never the athletic one. Sometimes your presence is enough.

So much for Not Journaling…

I found something I wrote a year ago today. For someone who does not journal, it sounds a lot like journaling. You have been warned. One year ago I had just moved from my hometown to a small town. 7 hours south; Away from my friends and familiarity; moving in with my parents. Awesome. Every…

Five in a Row: Bus-ted Again

“You know what I’m excited for?” Adele speaks up through her scarf as we wait for the bus one day. “When we go back home and we actually run into someone we know on the street.” I ponder this and grin. She has a point. Every day we see a lot of faces; a blur…