• books,  inspiration,  life's too short

    busy

    “I hate to ask you for this favor because I know you’re so busy…” There is little that burdens my heart more than hearing those words spoken by a friend to me when she asks me for a favor. I hate the fact that someone might not ask me to help them because they think I’m too busy for them. It really burdens me. Not because I want to be everything to everyone, but I believe that friendship is a two way street, and if I can’t be there for a friend then I’m not being a very good one. For the past week or so I’ve been reading the…

  • family,  inspiration,  life's too short

    life’s too short…

    …to not bravely try something new. Last week we went to a friend’s lake house for the day and right before we had to leave to come home Dave asked Ellie if she wanted to try kneeboarding. I thought for sure she’d say no {she can be scared at times of getting hurt} but she said yes right away. We didn’t think her 7 year old arms could pull her up on the board, but she surprised us by getting up quickly and even grabbing on the rope the whole way around the lake without ever falling off. She amazed us! A few days ago Dave took the day off…