Category: Purely Personal

Joy To Her World

Joy To Her World

I snapped this yesterday, during a quiet Sunday afternoon where Haven was having her yuletide world rocked. This year she’s all about The Polar Express. She calls it the “Magic Train.” When the opening...

A Tree Grows in Durham

Meticulous research has shown me that there are two kinds of people in this world: (1) those who like the predictability and practicality of an artificial Christmas tree, and (2) insane people. For 19...

ThanksWeek: Twenty

ThanksWeek: Twenty

Today wraps up ThanksWeek on the blog. I’ve been checking off the list of people I’m thankful for, but you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know I’d save my favorite person...

ThanksWeek: Choosing Life

ThanksWeek: Choosing Life

ThanksWeek rolls on here at the blog, where I’m dusting off some old posts and sharing them one more time.  Today’s gratitude check? My daughter. And my daughter’s birth parents. Here’s their story, which...

ThanksWeek: Ten Years

ThanksWeek: Ten Years

It’s ThanksWeek here on the blog, where I reach back into the archives and pull out some of my favorite posts of gratitude (which would be an awesome name for a Bibleman weapon: “Step...

Flashback Friday: Defining Insanity

Flashback Friday: Defining Insanity

Every Friday we jump in the Wayback Machine so that I don’t have to come up with fresh content. Today we jump in the WayWayWAYback Machine, dredging up a post from nearly four years...

Embracing Awkwardness

Alright, blogosphere, we have a serious matter to discuss. Grab some coffee. Clear your minds. Focus on the topic at hand: Hugging a complete stranger. A bit of background: Merriem and I are new...

Adventures in the ER

Last night Merriem and I added item #420 to our We-Didn’t-Really-Want-To-Do-This-As-A-Parent Bucket List. We took child number four to our friendly neighborhood emergency room. As you may know, child number four is two years old and...

Year One

Today marks 365 days from the moment that a judge in a North Carolina courtroom took her pen and legally added a sixth member to the Franks family. It was just under a year...