"Sharing is caring, Isaac." I watched as Isaac processed the words spoken to him by his big sister. She had reminded him of this novel idea, while sitting at the kitchen table; however I missed the first part of the conversation. Isaac responded, " Benaiah share with me, Railene share, and Ava share with me; … Continue reading Sharing is Caring
Holy moly! Things are moving at a fast pace lately. It seems like only yesterday I started teaching again after many years; and that it didn't seem all that long ago that Isaac was using his bedroom wall (the one adjacent to my room) as a drum. The children are growing faster than I ever … Continue reading Lightspeed and Heartbreak
Well hello there, it's been quite some time since my last blog post. So long in fact, my preoccupations with life and career change made my commitment to my readers slide. For that, I offer a sincere apology. I understand that when life gets hectic, certain things get pushed to the side, and with that … Continue reading A New Chapter: Changing Careers, Checkpoint Children, and understanding Psalm 56.
Photo by Ritche Perez on Pexels.com What a difference 150 feet can make. Sitting on a bench, overlooking a duck pond across from the Johnson Geo Centre in St. John's, I began to reflect on this fact. About 150 feet to my left, lies another wooden bench that I usually sit on during my lunch … Continue reading The Difference Of 150 Feet
Like a protective harbour, You are my refuge. I make my way through the narrows, Straight into your arms. Protected by the high cliffs and steep mountain sides, You cover me. A place of refreshing, repairing and mending, You make me new. Unbeknownst to the enemy, I am safe inside the walls. Come weary ones, … Continue reading The Safe Harbour
Walking past the blossoming flowers, the scent of lavender fills my nose. A beautiful aroma, cascading my senses and reminding me of Your Grace. I need this reminder. Why? Because some days are just plain rough. You hear some bad news, and instantly you feel a gut-punch to your stomach - and a hay-maker to … Continue reading Beauty In The Pain
"Fireeeee truck. Fire TRUCK!!! Here comes the firreeee truck." Maybe if I roll over, the song will stop? Grabbing the blankets, I pulled them to the top of my neck and turned onto my side. Silence. A brief lull? Did he actually stop? "FIRE TRUCK! FIRE TRUCKKKK! HERE COMES THE FIRE TRUCK!" It's 6:10 in … Continue reading Short and Sweet: Slowly Developing Patience…Very Slowly.
"Hey, hey, we're the Monkees..." That song accurately describes what our children were like nearing the end of our COVID isolation period - an army of monkey extras in Planet of the Apes. It also describes what our house was like - a jungle. Wild. Crazy, and not a great place for a vacation. May … Continue reading Blog Challenge: Railene’s Request
Like the rebels surviving against The Empire, for two years The Eason Clan have gone unscathed - until now. Like Gollum climbing down the steep cliffs west of the Anduin River hunting Frodo in The Lord of The Rings, COVID leapt upon us suddenly. "Dude, enough of the references from popular fiction!" Yeah, yeah. Let's … Continue reading Eason Wars: The COVID Strikes Back
I won't keep you long today, but I wanted to share two thoughts with you. Being a parent sometimes isn't easy. It can be stressful; while other days can be down right nuts-o. Even though it is one of the most rewarding things in life - having the responsibility to love, guide, support and parent … Continue reading Days Gone By: Enjoying The Moments Before They Are Gone