2012: May

Grace broke her collarbone.

Into the Summer Wishes box, amid wishes like “ride bamboo shoots at Storyland,” “play family Monopoly,” and “go to Water Wizz,” Whit put a small piece of paper that read, “Grace is able to go on all the rides at Legoland, because she is healed.”  I wept.

It was Matt’s birthday.

All four of us went to my 20th high school reunion.

My favorite blog post: Bones.

We spent Memorial Day in New Hampshire with our two dearest family friends.

I read The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont, The Red Book by Deborah Copagen Kogan, Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon, and went on a thorough re-reading of Wendell Berry’s work spree.

“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement…get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel


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3 Comments

  1. Renee K.
    Posted December 24, 2012 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    Blessings to you! You bring such joy and peace to me through your writings. I wish you a happy, happy holiday!

  2. Kristin H. Macomber
    Posted December 24, 2012 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    It being just the day before Christmas, I’m still working on our season’s greetings mailer. I think I just figured out how to end it–with Joshua Herschel’s quote. Radical Amazement is definitely the way to go. Thank you for this!

  3. Shahla
    Posted December 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Beautilful!~

    Happy Holidays and All the best wishes for your family,

    I love these days of the year! :X so amazed :)