Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day, A Story, And Around the Web

One of the highlights of my week has been talking with my mom, even though I didn't get to see her for Mother's Day. I talk with her often, but something about days like today remind me (Thank you, Hallmark) that I need to book a trip to Ohio-home soon!

I love my mom, who has loved in such a way that I never had to doubt whether or not she loved me, in that always kind of way.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there, people who mother, and to my wonderful mom, from whom I believe I inherited my love for kids, telling jokes (although mom is better at it), my no-need mentality for wearing sunglasses, and yes, near-complete direction dyslexia, among other things.

Here are a few people and places I've enjoyed recently in the blogsphere:

The LivesayHaitiweblog: The whole blog is pretty great. Brought to you via may = month of missions 
I especially like their conversation on Sajoy. I was just talking about this very concept the other day. Do you know what Sajoy is? You really should.

The Ancient Cry of Mothers: Emily T. Wierenga

Also, Emily's new book Mom in the Mirror is out now. Check it out.

Landfill Harmonic. This is the sound of how God works in the world. A reminder that something - even beautiful things - can be made by what seems like nothing.

And my random story for the week: Do you know there is such a thing as a dog/wolf?
I think there is. But I only caught a glimpse of him. My co-worker and I saw him at a local graduation the other day, in the parking lot. We had a witness to this creature. She was trying to find her car, and frightened, she jumped into our car. She then proceeded to drop her camera. We found her camera but she was gone, in a flash, as quickly as the dog/wolf came and left the scene.

We are still trying to hunt down the camera owner. We had little success with the quote-unquote "lost and found" there.

I'm not making any of this up.

Do you find regular life interesting? Does it seem moreso when you come across interesting people in the midst of the 'grind?'

I'm learning we must keep paying attention.

You never know when you're going to have to ward off strange animals.

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