February 05, 2016
January 28, 2016
January 03, 2016
We went to visit Todd's brother and his darling family for New Years and while we were there, we went back to visit the little town where we lived just after we graduated from BYU before Todd went back to school to get his PhD.
We moved to Michigan when Jakob was two and Drew was newborn. Anna and Ellie were both born when we lived in Michigan. I was 8 and a half months pregnant with Leah when we moved to Texas. We lived there the summer of 2000 to the summer of 2006, ten years ago.
It was SO good to see the places of our past and the people who are intertwined in our memories.
I thought of this poem...
December 13, 2015
"It is a serious thing," says Lewis, "to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no 'ordinary' people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilisations -- these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whome we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit -- immortal horrors or everlasting splendours."
--C. S. Lewis, From The Weight of Glory.