Today, you, my first born turn 17. It’s a moment in time, yet felt keenly. I’ve never been the Mom of a 17-year old before. And I’m not sure I’m ready to release you just yet, though I know the time is coming, sooner than I think. It seems that it wasn’t all that long […]

Thankful Thursday and the Eucharist

Last night I began reading Ann Voskamp’s 1000 Gifts. It was recommended to me by a friend from church who thought that I would enjoy reading it.  I began reading it while waiting for the teens to come home from their Halloween festivities. So far, only 2 chapters in, I have been challenged and enlightened […]

A BIG Week

Its been a big week in our home.  Between car problems, birthdays, and a wedding things have been busy and in some instances expensive. We have a new person in our home on a more or less permanent basis.  My neice moved in this past weekend and we are in the process of trying to […]

Holes, bear tracks, and healing

Two weeks ago I reported that my youngest child, my daughter Hannah, may have a hole in her retina. Yesterday, she went to the ophthalmologist and the diagnosis was confirmed. Soooo not what I wanted to hear. How does a 12 year old get one of those?? I don’t know…if I did I’d make pretty […]

a new season

Today is that last day of school for my kids. Until September that is (evil chuckle). Today also marks a new season for the Henter household; I will officially have all 3 of my kiddos in high school. Wow. I sit here a wee bit stunned at that. They’ll be in grades 8, 10, & […]

the 12 inch road

I got some news Monday afternoon that I’m still trying to process. Good and bad.  Oh it’s nothing too too bad, but it was enough to shake me a bit and to start me going through a whole series of “what ifs”.  Not necessarily the best head space to be in, hence the missed posting […]


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