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heart spill // november

My heart is preparing itself for winter. I find myself wondering how I will survive. These seasons of my life are the hardest and the most full of wonder that I will ever know. There is the solitude of marriage; the solitude of motherhood; the solitude of snow, just on the horizon. How will I…

18/52

The 52 Week Project – A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, for one year. 18/52 — On yesterday’s walk, I took Roman out of the stroller and put him down in the grass, as I often do, so that we could play for a bit. Typically he does whatever I do…

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Hope in the Dark Places

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back.” —Albert Camus Yesterday was one of those gorgeous “spring tease” days. For…

Soft. Slow. Surrender.

Slowness remembers and hurry forgets; softness remembers and hardness forgets; surrender remembers and fear forgets. —Mark Nepa Slow. Sadness, anxiety, anger (and all unhappy emotions) thrive on speed. When my mind is racing, I am unhappy. When I am hurrying to an appointment, I am unhappy. When I am rushing to complete a task, I…