Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014

Dorothy Harris

The first of many lasts

While it had briefly occurred to me, I hadn’t really processed the thought until I read the posting before me. My darling child’s photo was tagged “the first meet of my last season of high school cross country.” ...
Published: 09/11/14

Toasting marriage bliss

It shouldn’t be a surprise because clearly he is no longer a boy, but a grown man. Still, it’s hard to imagine our friend’s son as a husband, old enough to have a wife. I was even more shocked when our daughter’s young man...
Published: 09/04/14

Beach birthday cruising

Before school starts each year, my son has a birthday. This time, he turned 14. We took him and his best friend to a go-cart park. When I saw his long legs crammed into that tiny cart, I was reminded that he will be 15 next year and eligible to recei...
Published: 08/30/14

Advice from a ‘Peaceful’ graduate

It got our attention because we were tired of paying off a debt only to finding ourselves quickly adding a new one to replace it. Our church advertised Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University program, but we already knew how to pay off a debt...
Published: 08/28/14

Back to school blasé

“Okay, tell me what you’re feeling so I can hijack it for my column this week.” Her answer was unintelligible.
Published: 08/21/14

As we dilly-Dali through life

Our wedding anniversary landed smack dab in the middle of the week, ensuring a delayed celebration. If you’ve been married this long, you already know this is not cause for alarm.
Updated: 1 months ago

Dark summer nights can be a treat

We’ve been fortunate to have had a chance to enjoy these steamy summer nights recently. The family spent a dark, peaceful evening at the Hammock during the Howl at the Moon 5K.
Updated: 1 months ago

Welcoming the changes

This past weekend our baby girl turned seventeen. You hear how fast time flies, but seriously, this is ridiculous. Somehow within the bustle of daily life, she has grown up. Ever closer each year to being an adult, I have already seen a few glimpses ...
Updated: 1 months ago

Commencing life training

There’s no denying our child is rapidly approaching adulthood. A tall woman myself, she now bypasses me by an inch. She becomes more independent each week and college looms in the near future. It’s time to roll out life training....
Updated: 2 months ago

Unsettled but satisfied at 50

“I figured at this age, we’d be all settled in our lives,” she said. “After all, I’m almost 50 and what do I have to show for it? At this rate, I’ll never be able to retire.” ...
Updated: 2 months ago

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