Jacob Alexander McCarthy.Shirt inside out. Glasses missing. Clothes worn for the third day in a row (I promise he doesn't stink, we just can't get him to change and we ran out of energy to fight it). Mind racing. Body moving.Too busy to eat breakfast. Too distracted to complete some tasks. Too full of questions and thoughts to make some simple decisions. Incredibly smart but perpetually scattered. Beautifully creative but organizationally challenged. Incredibly musically gifted but doubtful of … [Read more...] about Way Maker
When I imagined my life as a parent, I never imagined the magnitude of the responsibility or the depth of the joy. I never imagined the weightiness of the love or the all-encompassing nature of the role. I never imagined the depth of the uncertainty or the ability of the task to overwhelm and confuse. I imagined my existing life rolling along and taking with it these new lives with each turn and season. Another few years, another little human. Another few years and yet another person to … [Read more...] about Erasing Expectations
Reassurance. Uncertainty. Comfort. These words were on my heart this morning after my very ordinary task of dropping the kids off at school. For the past 18 months, people all over the world have been enduring a season of change. A season of unknowns. A season of new normals . A season of new routines and uncertainty. For the past month, those new normals have changed again in Papua New Guinea - bringing new restrictions in the hopes of slowing the spread of Covid within this beautiful … [Read more...] about Where Do We Run?
When I look at these pictures, I see and feel so many things. I see my firstborn - oh, how I love him and wish him all the Christ-centered joy, purpose, confidence and contentedness in the world. I see the amazing people who have served here as teachers - pouring into the lives of our son’s and daughters at just the right times - oh, how I appreciate them and couldn’t imagine our lives without the ones who are here currently and those who have gone before - setting the bar of love, grace, … [Read more...] about More Than Just Pictures…
Depending on your age, you may or may not remember the episode of Friends where Rachel accidentally combines a shepherd’s pie recipe with, I think, a trifle recipe. The result was a disgusting mess of sweet and savoury and a pretty hilarious episode of television. Well, I had my own, ‘Rachel’ moment this past semester. As I shared with you on our other blog, we have been trying some different things for our oldest, Benjamin (age 11 - Grade 6), to try and help him with focus, attention, … [Read more...] about The Curious Case of the Cheesecake in the Kitchen