Author Archive | Chris L

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Leaving Behind What Might Have Been

In honor of my baby boy’s 25th birthday, I wanted to share a piece of our mother-son story. Perhaps you’ll see your own little one in my grown boy, and perhaps you’ll see your own hopes reflected in mine. Whatever you may see, I hope you’ll see that my love for my boy is a […]

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WomensHistoryMonth

Celebrating Women {Women’s History Month}

Christine Ann Wenning Byrum Lambert will not be remembered in history books. And I’m okay with that. I’m okay that I won’t cure a major disease, win a Pulitzer Prize, be the first woman to accomplish something distinctive. I’m generally happy being a mom trying to raise responsible adults with a husband who loves me. […]

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GhostOfChristmasPast

Ghost of Christmas Past

I wake early on Christmas morning, listening for the excited whispers of the children. “Do you think we can wake them up?” “Can we sneak downstairs?” “Do you think Santa really came?” But there are no whispers now. Just silence as our grown children sleep, sprawled on sofas and in guest bedrooms. No one wakes […]

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Thanksgiving Day

Grace and Grandparents

In honor of Grandparents Day, I thought I would talk about Thanksgiving — because when I think about my grandparents, I think about lessons of grace learned around the holiday table. Thanksgiving. A time to pack up whatever station wagon or van my father had acquired and head to Wisconsin, first from Richmond, Virginia, and […]

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