Love Makes Space

The Fab Five

A week from tonight will be the first night in eighteen years that one of my children no longer lives in my home. I know it sounds all dramatic when I write it that way, but that’s because I feel all kinds of dramatic right now. I am mostly trying to play it cool and… Read More The Fab Five

Love Makes Space

Fully Exposed

I’m thirty pounds heavier than I’ve ever been in my life. That puts me squarely in overweight territory. I know this fact, but I am having a hard time changing my ways and shedding the pounds. I spent my first thirty eight years as a thin person, so I sometimes erroneously believe that I am… Read More Fully Exposed

Love Makes Space

Enemies

In sixth grade I became an entrepreneur.  My mom worked for a company and had access to a college basketball calendar poster. She brought one home for me and I promptly put it up on my wall. The following day, she brought home a big stack of these epic calendars and told me I could… Read More Enemies

Love Makes Space

The Rain

As we pulled up to the baseball field today it began to rain. I sat in the warm dry car and watched the team warm up as raindrops slowly covered my windshield with their tiny spots. I’ve had a strange relationship with rain for most of my life. On the farm, rain is a tricky thing.… Read More The Rain

Love Makes Space

Not Everything Changes

My oldest son returned from Washington D.C. this afternoon after taking second place with his electronics design team. They literally designed a device that helped a person with disabilities perform her job more efficiently. She is now able to make minimum wage and even took home a monetary award for being part of this design… Read More Not Everything Changes