On the subject of Forgiveness

As expected, when you share a hard truth or act as a whistle-blower you’ll be villanized. To say I’ve accepted this is true. It’s also hard to accept sometimes. One of the first blow backs is always those who want to advise on forgiveness. So let’s get that one out of the way: Forgiveness and…

Sharing Your Story

Sharing our stories is scary. Allowing someone into your mind, your feelings, knowing others look to condemn those, is frightening. People in the story don’t like when we release the truth. They’ll say we are gossips, we are playing the victim, we are villains, we are immature, we like drama, we need attention. But sharing…

Fun Festers

In my hometown (and one we still live 30 or so minutes outside of), there is a huge and wonderful 10 day long city-wide festival every July. It’s really so much fun (pun intended). I’ve always loved Fun Fest. Outdoor eating, music, hot air balloons, fireworks, community…these are in my wheelhouse y’all. So every year,…

Sewing Sheaves Back in Business

So once the twins came into our lives, I didn’t have much time for sewing. Yes, laugh, I had NO time for sewing. But as they turn 16 months old this week, I am back in business! I’ve made one custom quilt this year so far (an amazing project I’ll share once the family has…

Summer of BIG things

My kids are growing up. Yeah, yeah, I know; that’s what they do. But this past year and especially this summer has displayed just how much they’re growing up! It’s so much fun to see them seek adventure and do new things. I love watching them become the people God has made them to be….

Vaca! (Still trying to catch up the blog😝)

It’s been way too long since we Ritter’s have seen an ocean. But this year, we made it to the coast! The hours of boogy boarding and sand eating (oh, Maggie!) we spent were well worth the drive all the way to Florida. If you know me at all, you know I’m a terrible traveler:…

how can you not care?

I’m afraid it’s not even that we are forgetting what came before us. I’m afraid it is that we do not even care. Will my generation wake up in time? Will they learn history and truth and the ways both have tossed this people all here and to? I’m afraid they’ll never even care. Before…

Re|learn Truth

It’s funny because sometimes you relearn a lesson you thought you knew, and you’re sure you’ve been trying to teach it to everyone else only to learn it was you that wasn’t getting it.  This season of life has been so bittersweet: losses and gains have swirled together in such a strange way it’s hard…