Moments

Mar 06

Moments

It was well over 90 degrees, with a blazing hot sun, and a festive mariachi band nearby.  Well … throw in an amazing bride & groom, a gorgeous old chapel, all of the college friends and a few beverages to boot.  This had been circled five times over in bold red on our calendars for months in advance.  We were in San Antonio in July 2019 to party like it...

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The Prompt of Anxiety

Jan 31

I’ve been feeling anxious these days.  And I’m thankful for that.  The anxiety itself is not fruitful, but it can be an excellent prompt. Whereas December was a month for family time and adventure, January has been a month to reset our home base and try out our new norms.  I’ve been blessed with time away from work, but now is the time to return and put our new...

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To Be Known

Jan 10

To Be Known

It was Christmas Day (as in the 5:57 a.m. variety).  In a line of many ‘firsts,’ this was our first Christmas without Mama.  Presents had arrived seemingly from thin air.  The stockings were stuffed – Jen’s filled with happy thought bubbles.  The cinnamon rolls were baked and, well, immediately consumed.  Our favorite Christmas play list was...

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Running With Stillness

Dec 18

Running With Stillness

[Thundering surround sound of a waterfall & rapids] Not many words.  Just lots of giggles.  Big smiles.  And a bear hug to avoid getting swept away. Like many this season, we’ve been on the run.  This last week we decided to throw into the mix a last minute, epic adventure trip for the girls and me.  We did a lot and saw a lot.  If I recall, about 3,000...

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Next Steps

Dec 05

It’s difficult to describe.  While it’s emotional, it is undeniably physical.  I feel it mostly in the chest.  Kind of like getting butterflies before an anticipated event, but the anxious squeeze is north of the gut.  It’s also not momentary, waiting to fade; rather, it’s seemingly always there.  It’s a sort of twitter-patter of the heart that hints that it could...

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Running With Perseverance

Nov 28

In endurance sports (i.e. triathlons, marathons, etc), a common challenge is the feeling of racing from behind.  There is a point when your strength, energy and focus seemingly fade.  It is at that point that the real race begins – it is far more mental than physical and fully dependent on personal choice.  When plenty of me would just assume quit, I cue the...

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