Missing Her Last Dance

Missing Her Last Dance

Why did I miss my baby’s last ever Homecoming?   When I was asked over a year ago to speak at a retreat that I guessed was going to be Homecoming weekend of Faithe’s senior year, she encouraged me to go. As the weekend approached however, I grew increasingly sad. I...
Being “Let Go”

Being “Let Go”

It’s hard to remember what normal looked like before COVID. I’d just gotten used to my son being at college, daughter looking for apartments, and rarely seeing our high schooler. But now it’s been five months.   Five months since my husband drove to work. Five months...
Covid Life Lesson #8

Covid Life Lesson #8

I’ve always joked that I wanted my kids to live with me forever (or minimally across the street). Even when they were babies, the thought of them going to college made me weepy. Last week I saw a picture Faithe drew when she was little and I burst into tears thinking...
Focus on the But

Focus on the But

For some reason I thought this time would be different. I’ve let two children go to college so I thought my third wouldn’t be as hard. Faithe has always been extremely independent, strong-willed, and her own woman. I thought (or maybe hoped) letting her go wouldn’t be...
Your Boy’s the Worst

Your Boy’s the Worst

Today a few of my mom friends asked me how taking my second adult child to college went. One mom astutely acknowledged (from her own experience), that taking your kids at college is hard, but taking your boy, is the worst. Obviously, I don’t love Casey more than my...
How to Raise Adult Children

How to Raise Adult Children

Last week I was upset with one of my adult children so while rage vacuuming, I told God how I was going to discipline them. I told Chris I’d prayed about the decision and thought I had. But telling God what you’re going to do rather than asking Him for wisdom then...
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