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Entries from April 2004

How we relate

April 29th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Last night when the power was out, after the girls went to sleep, I asked Ted: “What are we going to do here in the dark all night…?” Ah, then I realized I could read the booklet about Ralph Waldo Emerson and his children that had been waiting in my reading pile. So I grabbed [...]

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Tags: family

“Lovely, dark and deep”

April 29th, 2004 · Comments Off

Our walk in Bainbridge Island’s Grand Forest on Saturday reminded me of Robert Frost’s poem Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening. It was neither snowy nor evening – rather it was morning and rainy (a sudden downpour as we exited – perhaps predicted by the sky) but despite the years that had passed since [...]

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Tags: island

Pest or pet?

April 29th, 2004 · 2 Comments

This spring, again, it seems we have a bumper crop of tent caterpillars. Abigiail’s glad since she thinks of them as her pets. As documented in this picture, she likes to let them crawl up her arms. When I told her that we needed to go in the van and that she had to put [...]

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Tags: family

Glue, glitter, sand, rice, peanuts and lessons in friendship

April 29th, 2004 · 1 Comment

My local friend Jenny has started a blog: Jenny On the Spot. She’s a mom to 1-year-old Olivia (who’s a little older than my Elisabeth) and a 4-year-old boy Joel. (Her blog has a great picture of the two but I confess some curiousity about the tulips – are the kids that small or the [...]

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Tags: motherhood

Grace

April 29th, 2004 · 1 Comment

this grace in which we stand Romans 5:4 This week I’ve been reading about grace. And I’ve been needing grace. I need it all the time. Yet I forget. But it is on a week like this one when I see how much I lack. When I find myself yelling at the girls before we [...]

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Tags: journal