Deep Thoughts by Melissa Brotherton

The outlook of a day can change in just a few hours, from gray and overcast to bright and sunny. If you’re discouraged about what’s happening, give it a few minutes. Adventures are everywhere. What you see isn’t always all there is. Take time to investigate and look around you. Life can get noisy, and…

Hospitals, Birthdays and M&Ms

Last week did not turn out at all as I had planned. Thursday morning I ended up in the ER with Silas because he was having difficulty breathing. For five hours I listened to the emergencies of people around me: a 90-year-old man with a fall from an injury, who hated doctors and hospitals because…

Someone please make it stop!

My kids are growing up. Quickly. It’s like I blinked and suddenly a year has gone by. Didn’t we just bring Baby Silas home, and send little Eli off to Kindergarten? How is it already almost April?! I guess I’ve been a little busier than I realized. Did you know Silas (aka Soggy Head) has…

3 Things I Learned {then Forgot} Through Fasting

And then Silas threw up on me… Anyone else sensing a trend? Thursday night last week, rather than spending the evening out at some fancy restaurant celebrating my ten year anniversary with my husband, I was sitting in a vomit-soaked sweatshirt at Urgent Care with Silas. He has pneumonia. Yes, it’s sad. Yes, he’s getting…