no surrender : an ode to Emily


  we never planned we just did no looking back the test said yes what a mess there’s two what do we do no retreat life changed more to explain slowly we grew all i needed was you no hesitation one more child nothing the same three children to maintain then more news another two […]

Madeleine and Lucas Turn 1! / Twins: A Poem


Twins How could it happen again? We just had sex and now there is 2 More that is The birth wouldn’t arrive I’ll never forget walking your mom in the hallways Beauty is often slow to begin Lucas came fast I loved you from the moment I looked into your eyes You were a one […]

My Kids Tell Me Everything I Need to Know About Your Church


A few weeks back, our family opened the doors of an old church and sat down. I was invited to share with the congregation about my work and told that my family was more than welcome. From the moment we walked in, the sneering glances and pursed lips informed us that this congregation was most […]

Twins Again! : A Tale of Unexpected Love for the Hoods


  We were planning our lives.  We were adjusting to life after children (twins and a single) in less than two and a half years.  We knew what we were doing.  Then we came face to face with a black and white screen.   I sat next to Emily as they rubbed goo all over […]