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  • 365 Project 2017

    365 Day 2 Wisdom and Stature

    He comes into the kitchen, all smiles. My boy. His ruddy complexion reminds me of my dad’s. He sits down beside me, the muscles twitching in his still-smiling cheeks. I drink in the sight…

    January 3, 2017
  • 365 project 2016

    Day 94 Craftsman

    He’s been working on it the better part of a month. Johnny took the leftover scraps from our new flooring and made a beautiful wooden chest. He says that it is an heirloom chest…

    April 6, 2016
  • 365 project 2016

    Day 81 twenty-three

    You turned twenty-three today my boy. So handsome and strong- you remind me of your daddy. You have become so much like him and yet you are your very own man. When you were…

    March 23, 2016
  • 365 project 2016

    Day 71 Portrait of Johnny

    I am so grateful my boy let me take his portrait today for my project. This image portrays him so well. He is a deep-thinking, melancholy soul. Sometimes when he tells me what he…

    March 13, 2016
  • 365 project 2016

    Day 43 Johnny

    “What you doing?” he asks me sweetly. I am standing at my dresser trying to figure out that just that. I am feeling tired. I love the familiar tone of his voice. He sounds…

    February 13, 2016
  • 365 project 2016

    Day 21 Pray

    This is my boy Johnny. This image of him reminds me so much of what prayer looks like. Do we know that when we pray we are holding out a light for those who are walking…

    January 22, 2016
  • 365 project 2016

    Day 18 Boy

    This is my kid. I love him so. I honestly don’t know I ended up with such a compassionate child. He saw me meandering in circles and sadness and asked me to come outside…

    January 18, 2016
  • Musings

    Happy Birthday Johnny

    Dearest Johnny, Today is the day we mark the day of your birth. I am so grateful for this day. When you came into our lives we were running full tilt doing ministry and…

    March 22, 2015