saying goodbye

  • Sep 21, 2017

Thankfully, we left all Xander’s mission shopping and packing to the last minute. Oh, I know. Popular wisdom decrees that when you are leaving for two years, you should shop early, pack meticulously and double check your lists. But those last few days at home are fraught with emotion and the tedious tasks of buying…

  • the summer of hiking

    September 9, 2017

    For so many years, I coaxed little people up the path with promises of granola bars and possible salamander sightings. I so remember Ben…

  • Xander’s farewell

    August 26, 2017

    “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need” from Michelle Lehnardt on Vimeo.

    There are two farewells when a missionary leaves– the first, a grand celebratory day…

  • Regrowth

    August 19, 2017

    Our lawn is dead, the weeds are thriving. The house isn’t just messy, but grimy, dusty, disorganized on every level.

    But OH MY we’ve had…