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Sometimes

Sometimes, the Steelers wear stupid uniforms, and your Colts lose by a couple dozen points.

Sometimes, life just feels sucky.

I didn't say that it *is* sucky, because life doesn't have to *be* sucky to *feel* sucky. That's the silly thing about emotions.

Sometimes, they take the truth and twist it around.

Lately, my emotions have been twisting me up inside until I was feeling like my beautiful life was sucky.

Holiday Playdates at The Goodwins' Place!

Need to get some holiday shopping done without the "help" of your little elves? Want to sneak in a few dates before the holiday season takes over your calendar?

Well, I've got a treat for you!

Rwanda: One Brother

It's been nearly six years since we started sponsoring our first child through Compassion International. We chose the youngest child in Rwanda, because we wanted to walk the entire length of the journey with our first kiddo. A couple of years later, I learned that older males are typically the last-chosen sponsored children. We wanted to help change that reality for at least one young man, and we added Rabuma to our family. We wanted to make sure that he didn't walk the last few years of his journey with Compassion alone.

Rwanda: One Sister

As each day passes, it gets harder and harder to write or talk about Rwanda. You'd think it'd be because of faded memories...time taking its inevitable toll. 

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Rwanda: One Grandmother

Her son-in-law giggled, and our translator explained.

"Your hair. She's confused by your hair. It's soft...but...unruly."

I laughed long and loud.

"Yes. Yes, it is," I agreed.