Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A moment to recognize.

"He comes to us in the brokenness of our health, in the shipwreck of our family lives, in the loss of all possible peace of mind, even in the very thick of our sins. He saves us in our disasters, not from them. He emphatically does not promise to meet only the odd winner of the self-improvement lottery. He meets us all in our endless and inescapable losing."
- Robert Farrar Capon

It is not my story to share, but as a member of this heart home of mine, I truly cannot continue blogging about life without first taking a moment to recognize... 

All I can say is that what Capon says is true.
God meets us in the darkness.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The truth about the tooth fairy.

Tonight, Charlee and I were talking about losing a tooth, and what happens.

I told her I could remember my first lost tooth. The discussion went a little something like this...

Me: So, I was like 6 years old, and I was in school, in the library. We were looking at books, and suddenly my tooth wasn't in my mouth any more! And guess what happened? That night I put it under my pillow, and in the morning, do you know what was there?

Charlee: A candy?

Me: Nope! Money!! And do you know what? Who do you think put it there? (Dramatic pause...and hushed voice) Do you think it was the tooth fairy? 

Charlee: (leans in and whispers)...Kathleen...I think it was your parents!

This dear child must think I don't know much about the world.