Roots: Grow Down

I will never forget the first time I saw a picture like THIS. Like looking through some magic scope that shows us what is hiding under the earth. As if the root system of a tree can be seen, growing deep and intricately, with the naked eye. While we walk by and see the trunk … Continue reading Roots: Grow Down

Roots: Keep You Strong

Parenting is hard! It requires so much more than simply feeding and clothing little people. To train your children, raise them with intention, takes a lot of work. And sometimes I am just not up to the task. The controlling part of me watches them, looking for mistakes that need to be corrected. The exhausted … Continue reading Roots: Keep You Strong

Roots: Reach Deep

In 2018 my husband, Dave, and I seized the opportunity to purchase lake front property. It was an exciting moment for our family, a decision we’ve never regretted. We love being on (and in!) the water and the promise of spending summertime at the lake is what carries us through our freezing New York winters. … Continue reading Roots: Reach Deep

Roots: Flourish

Driving to the Adirondack mountains presented me with many familiar sights. Winding roads, unique landmarks, no-name towns that stretch one after the other into the foothills that get dwarfed by the mountain range the farther you go. On this trip, I was more aware of it all. It had been years since I’d been back … Continue reading Roots: Flourish

Abundantly More Patience

Someone told me it was nearly impossible to kill it so I took the cactus home with me. And I killed it with my very brown thumb. It was either flood season or drought season for that poor plant. I swore off trying to grow things or even keep them alive. But when my family … Continue reading Abundantly More Patience