Sunday, September 26, 2010


So my daughter, the author of this blog: Simple Things in a Complex World is currently in England on a trip from school. 

They are staying in a centuries old manor, have hiked in the Lakes, attended church and youth group, and are forming bonds with classmates that I hope will last a lifetime.

And I miss her.

I am very proud of her for going on this adventure, but it is so hard keeping up when technology fails (her skype isn't working).  I am loving hearing of the new wonders she has seen and I can't wait to hear more.

This is just practice for when she is regularly gone - next year in college.  Oh my, 18 years have gone by so fast.  Where's the pause button?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Never forget

This is a bitter day. A day I will never forget. No sweetness about it except for the memory of joining in prayer with my friends. We were fearful and crying out to God, waiting on word from our loved ones and wondering if tragedy would come to Georgia as well.

My friend at Be Still and Know wrote a beautiful tribute after September 11th nine years ago.  I have always been a fan of Mr. Rogers, so her words just resonated with me.

Also, tomorrow is the sixth anniversary of Carter Martin's beautiful ascent to heaven, after a battle with cancer.  He was just 7 years old.  You can read his story here:  Carter Samuel Martin.  Although his family doesn't write on the page anymore, they are actively fighting the battle of childhood cancer, partnered with our school in an annual campaign to raise money for the cure.

I will never forget.