Getting the kids to bed in the summer months gives me the opportunity to witness many sunsets. When I was a little girl I was fascinated with the way the sky would turn into a parfait of color. This still calms me, and brings to mind the word that’s been on my mind lately…grace. Everywhere I look, the word appears. Everywhere I look, grace appears. The sunset…one day ends and we rest before another begins…we get this chance every day…. Read more »

Sitting with a 5 year-old who really does not want to sleep at 9:58 PM is an exercise in…something. Patience, maybe, futility, most definitely. We have watched the sun set, we have discussed many a question such as “why does Santa wear red?” and “what animals have eyelids?” and other brilliant inquiries that seem to flood his little mind at bedtime. I remind him to take a deep breath, to let his body relax, be calm…but the energy of an… Read more »