Monthly Archives: November 2011


A couple of months ago I watched my littlest son learn to walk.  I was humbled by his courage. When infants want to master something, they keep at it until it’s happened.  So when my little guy took his first … Continue reading

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There are people in our lives who stand out.  They walk beside us, brighten our days and lighten the load we carry.  These are our friends, the companions on our journey through life. You are truly fortunate if you have … Continue reading

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Routine or Rut?

My husband Chris and I have been together since we were 18.  We’re lucky – over the years we’ve grown together rather than apart.  It could have gone either way, especially starting so young. He’s amazing and is my “rock.”  … Continue reading

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Heart of the Matter

For a long time now, I’ve wrestled with a haunting sense that something is missing.  Not my keys, wallet or mobile phone, but something far more important.  My purpose.  Fulfillment.  My raison d’etre. Overall things are really good.  I’m happy with … Continue reading

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My Cozy Little Plan

Ahhhh, autumn.  My favourite season.  Blue skies, crisp air, spectacular colours, the scent of smoke curling out of chimneys and the crunch of fallen leaves under my feet. A time for new beginnings.  A time for fall festivals, visits to … Continue reading

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In the Moment

The other day my five-year-old said something simple yet profound.  “Mommy!  There’s no rush.” Hmmmm, let me absorb that.  Mommy, there’s no rush. He was right. We were pulling out of the driveway and I was in a tizzy because … Continue reading

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