Friendship

Recently, Blue reminded me of this funny little poem by Shel Silverstein call Friendship: I’ve discovered a way to stay friends forever — There’s really nothing to it. I simply tell you what to do And you do it! For a “bossy northerner” like me (a loving title bestowed upon my by my southern friends),Continue reading “Friendship”

Adoption Story… Part 3

Part 1     Part 2 At some point after Blue arrived at our church and began to grow on me, there was a small fleeting voice that said “Maybe Blue is the one.”  I entertained the thought for a moment, but never said anything to Racer.  The thought came again, a few months later, but againContinue reading “Adoption Story… Part 3”

Adoption Story… Part 2

Read part one here. There is a couple in our church that I have a new love for.  You see, in May 2009, Blue came to live with the Fosters.  They are an older couple, well past their years of parenting teenagers, but God has given them a mission to open their home to teensContinue reading “Adoption Story… Part 2”

Adoption Story… Part 1

Yesterday was a big day for our family. We officially became a family of 6. In our hearts we have been a family of 6 since the end of July, but yesterday it was “official.” Blue’s adoption became final. Here’s the first part of our story… In the early fall – September I think –Continue reading “Adoption Story… Part 1”

Family Night

Lately, we’ve been trying to enjoy family nights when we can.  Doing something TOGETHER, as a family, when we all can be doing the same thing.  So many nights it seems that we are fractured – little kids playing, someone on the computer, another on the phone, another watching tv, someone else doing chores…  we’reContinue reading “Family Night”

The Joy of Paint, Glitter and Glue

It’s snow day #2 this week. Yesterday, as the snow was falling outside, Girlie, Professor and even Blue made Valentine Day boxes. You remember doing them as a kid… the shoe box with the hole in the top and decorated with an assortment of items (I was fond of aluminum foil and construction paper hearts). SinceContinue reading “The Joy of Paint, Glitter and Glue”

Step 4… Again

This past summer I wrote a post about working through Celebrate Recovery Step 4 and my feelings about my husband’s career.  I thought I’d worked through things and was on my way to living life without resentment toward the auto racing industry.  Well, 1 Corinthians 10:12 says “If you think you are standing firm, be carefulContinue reading “Step 4… Again”

The Fish House and AM Radio

Since it is Father’s Day, I thought I’d share some of my favorite memories of my dad.  They may seem odd, but they are precious to me… When I was little, we used to always go to this place in Wisconsin called Al’s Point.  It was a place with cabins to rent and they wereContinue reading “The Fish House and AM Radio”

Racing Widow and Step 4

My name is Kris, I am a believer in Jesus Christ and I am a Racing Widow.  Let me explain. As a part of my personal spiritual growth, and in order to better understand how to minister to children of people with addictions, I am working through Celebrate Recovery.  It’s a 12-step ministry focused onContinue reading “Racing Widow and Step 4”