For the last two weeks I have been so buried that I have literally struggled to find time every day to open my computer, much less blog. But tonight, I put it all aside for one night to watch Courageous, a movie I have been wanting to see for a long time. It really brought home to me that, except for faith and family, the rest of what we spend our time on is really just a distraction. Everything else is just noise. And it made me want to want to sneak into the rooms of my sleeping girls to check on them one last time. So, for those of us (like me) who need regular reminders of what is really important in life, this simple, brilliant declaration on parenting from Ann Voskamp, via my sister Nelly, one of the best moms I’ve ever known.