Loving Your Neighbor

Today was Grandparents Day at Atticus’s school. He doesn’t have a grandparent (three have passed away and the other is not in his life), so we were going to leave school early and skip the afternoon “celebration.” Unfortunately, I found out last minute that he needed to perform during the chapel portion of the event … Continue reading Loving Your Neighbor

The Callback

Callbacks were scheduled the day after his audition, and Atticus couldn't wait to return to the studio. I reminded him that he isn't guarenteed a part in the musical. He experienced the sting of rejection a few months earlier when he didn't land the job for a commercial callback he was hoping would pan out, … Continue reading The Callback

Second Chances

Atticus has always loved to travel, so we try to take several day trips every year. Three years ago (pictured right), we traveled to the Air Force Museum. Unfortunately, the day was a mixed bag of emotions for my little seven year old – complete with a meltdown mid-way through the day. Fall break began … Continue reading Second Chances

Stormy Weather

Tropical Storm Cindy blew through the United States last week, and I watched as Atticus excitedly followed her path. With great anticipation, he awaited the arrival of the storm’s lingering effects in our area of the globe. The rain was to arrive around midnight, and he had every intention of staying up late to greet … Continue reading Stormy Weather