Perfect Moment Monday: Swearing on

March 20, 2011

Back in high school, I went skiing with our church’s youth group. It was miserable and I swore off skiing forever. That was before I had a husband to please. Six years ago, I succumbed to said husband’s requests to ski again. It was still pretty miserable (especially on my left, black-and-blue hip) and again, […]

Perfect Moment Monday: Harmony

March 13, 2011

Tessa is in the back seat listening to music on an off-brand MP3 player I gave her years ago. She gets excited at the song that comes on and passes one of the earbuds to  her brother, keeping the other in her own ear. She becomes Olivia Newton-John and Reed turns into John Travolta as […]

Perfect Moment Monday: Now and then. And now.

January 9, 2011

I cuddle in bed with Tessa and do to her what I love having done to me:  I stroke her hair as she falls asleep. I caress her brow ridge. I line the contour of her ear. Such intimate gestures occur with only a few very special people in one’s lifetime. As I marvel at […]

Perfect Moment Monday: Like mothers, like daughters

September 12, 2010

Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between. Once a week we engage in mindfulness about something that is right with our world. Everyone is welcome to join. Details on how to participate are at the bottom of this […]