fear

Snakes

I’m not sure what it is about seeing a snake. I lose all sense of proper reasoning and everything around me suddenly looks like a snake. Branches, vines, rakes, pipes, and ropes catch my attention, making me jump and walk faster. Every sound, every shuffle, every rattle makes me keenly aware of the reality that […]

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Keep Your Feet on The Pedals

My oldest has always struggled with balance, so that has made learning to ride a bike a bit of a challenge. We did the training wheel thing, then we did the scooter thing, and now we are at the big kid stage where bikes don’t come with training wheels. So, for his birthday we told […]

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The Fear Stops Here

“I can’t do it. I’m too scared,” I told my husband as I got out of the skid steer.             “You don’t trust me?” he asked. “Would I ever ask you to do something that would hurt you?”             I thought on that statement a long time. It was new territory and I had no […]

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Waiting for the Tree to Fall

We are slowly building our house. It’s been two and half years and we are only a few weeks away from starting the dry-in process. We knew it would take a while, but we wanted to avoid the huge mortgage that often accompanies new homes. It’s been an exciting and tiring journey and our weekends […]

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