Liturgy of Love

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ~Mother Teresa

Our three-year old travels with her dad two days a week to attend preschool. Each morning as she’s standing by the front door putting on her coat and slipping on her backpack, she calls out “I’m ready to go!” She’ll catch a glimpse of me in the kitchen, “Mom!  You tell everyone I’m ready to go.” Continue reading “Liturgy of Love”

Make that Call

Phone-BoothWhen the page turned on the calendar we could count on his call. The slow drawl would drift over the phone line, “I just wanted to give y’all a chance to wish me a happy birthday.”

My father and stepmother would chuckle and sing the familiar song. It became a routine. Something they knew to expect each and every year. They asked him once why he couldn’t wait for them to call. Continue reading “Make that Call”

Smile

It is much too easy to go through the day without a smile. To become so self-centered, so over-consumed with life’s issues that all hopes of a twinkle are extinguished. But it’s true you’ll do more good with just a little smile than you ever will with self-consumption . Your spouse, your children, your co-workers will benefit in great ways with that one minor seemingly … Continue reading Smile

Pray

Five months into the pregnancy we felt it was time.  Time to share our news.  A baby was on the way.  And so we gathered everyone together just before bedtime and told them.  We told them our good, good news.  It was a surprise for all.  One celebrated being a big brother…again.  One celebrated the possibility of having a little brother.  One celebrated, because everyone else was celebrating.  And one…cried.  Continue reading “Pray”