In case you didn’t get a valentine . . .

Dear Valentine, You are a precious, even if you don’t get roses or a dinner out or a card. Your friendship and love for the people around you is not defined by consumerism. Dear Valentine, Love is remembering a friend’s birthday. It’s sending a...

12 things I didn’t realize about motherhood

I got my first doll when I was a toddler. I don’t actually remember it, but I’ve seen pictures of me toting it around, a little hard plastic baby head attached to a soft flannel baby-blue body. I loved the body to pieces. I was a child who loved playing...

How shall God bless us, everyone?

It’s ironic that during the season of hope, peace, and love, society has agitated a world-wide frenzy of malice and prejudice. At this time of year, our generosity typically extends to the poor and needy. We drop coins in the red bucket. We take an angel off the...

What I love about spring

1. Trees. I love that trees in Virginia bloom white, pink, and purple before their leaves come out. Flowers on trees is a terribly clever idea. 2. Grass and Mulch. I love the smell of cut grass and mulch. My kids think grass and mulch smell like work. But I think they...