By God's grace, I live in a raucous maelstrom of moments strewn with wifehood and motherhood, with writing and work. There is never any balance, there is always much happiness. Bit by bit I homeschool my youngest, I read my Bible, I scribble some words, I work in our business. On a good day, when I can lift my head above the swarm of real life, I realize that I haven't written nearly as much as should have by now. But, like all happy people with unhappy lives, I keep moving toward my Creator and I keep looking up to the heavens while I fight to keep the love and faith of my family nearby.