Parenting, The Kiddos, This Odd House the Book

Some Kind of Happy

Yesterday was a good day. Daryl stayed on green at Kindergarten. A friend blessed me by bringing him home from school, so I could get some things done and Amelia could take an early nap. She’s not been well. In the afternoon, both kids were angels at the doctor’s office. Sitting side-by-side, arms around one… Read More Some Kind of Happy

Cerebral Palsy and Caregiving, Parenting, This Odd House the Book

In the Face of Danger

“He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that flutters over its young, spreading out its wings, catching them, bearing them on its pinions.”… Read More In the Face of Danger

This Odd House the Book

The Big Reveal

In my next post I will return to the subject at hand…revealing more about this particular journey of healing that God has taken me on. But here I want to take a step back—for my own benefit as much as anything—and try to explain the point of this exercise. Why I feel the need to… Read More The Big Reveal

Parenting, This Odd House the Book

On Mom: Our Secure Foundation

“Few experiences in life are as deep as the feelings we carry about our mothers.” (Jasmin Lee Cori, The Emotionally Absent Mother) We tumble into this world, itty bundles with awfully high expectations. Every last one of us. And for many years, most of those expectations are aimed at one well-intentioned, yet blessedly fallible, person—the… Read More On Mom: Our Secure Foundation

Cerebral Palsy and Caregiving, This Odd House the Book

Why This Title? Part 2

I grew up in a conspicuous family. I know now that not every head could have turned when we entered a restaurant or school event. But when I was the self-conscious age of twelve, it sure felt like it. My parents were brave, tenacious, intelligent, generous, compassionate, God-fearing, and physically disabled. They both had cerebral… Read More Why This Title? Part 2

This Odd House the Book

Why This Title? Part 1

I love old homes. I have been drawn to them for as long as I can remember. When I was perhaps eight years old, I fell in love with a towering, yellow Victorian mansion set high on a hill on Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota. My childhood plan was to live there with my handsome… Read More Why This Title? Part 1