What We Do With Hope

LauraAll Posts, Marriage

Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.   I’ve been thinking about this verse for over 3 years, beginning with our desperate longing to have children. I’ve come to the conclusion that this proverb doesn’t mean what we often say it means: it doesn’t mean that when I … Read More

Preparing a Place: Reflections about Disney World

LauraAll Posts, Marriage

For a week, we ooo-ed and ahh-ed as several thousand humans worked to make a magical get-away for millions of guests. Amongst the wonders: * trash cans that empty into an underground system so that they are never over-flowing and never leaking mysterious syrupy liquid * music that convinces a person that maybe — just maybe — she is living … Read More

Off with the old, and on with the new!

LauraAll Posts, Marriage

Q: Who demolishes ugly old doors, installs two pre-hung doors, paints them, attaches door knobs, drills a peep hole, plays the djimbe, sings in church, sends his wife off to a prenatal massage, AND helps her figure out how to upload You Tube videos onto her blog, oh, AND exterminates an invading and creepy moth in ONE WEEKEND? A: RYAN … Read More

ryan’s 13.1 miles

LauraAll Posts, Marriage

My man ran 13.1 miles this morning with approximately 17,000 people from all over the world.  Focused. Very focused.     All that matters is what happens between here and…   here (the run towards the finish line).       1:46 Champion

the rolley thing

LauraAll Posts, Marriage

They’re both napping now, but at 8 o’clock this morning, my two favorite people were wrapping up a work-out by using this you-won’t-believe-it-’til-you-try-it rolley thing. (It helps to discover and work out muscle knots.) Tune in next week for pictures of Ryan’s success in running the Philadelphia Distance Run (1/2 marathon). With only a week to go, this rolley thing … Read More