Today was a typical day. I decided to go for a walk with my mom and my four year old son Jude. We decided to go a little longer route to a playground near my parents home. About twenty minutes into our walk, a young woman jogged up beside us and stopped. She said, "Hi, … Continue reading The Jogger sent from God
Happy Birthday, Joshua
Typically my body starts to remember, at the first signs of spring. If I didn't have a calendar or pictures or anything else, as soon as the weather starts warming up and the birds start tweeting a little more, my body remembers. It remembers the anticipation of my third child's birth. It remembers the trauma … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Joshua
Choosing contentment and forgoing perfection
So this is coming to you a bit late. I sat down New Year's Eve and reflected and journaled, and that's what this is based on. I tweaked it when I presented a devotional to my women's Bible Study and so I thought I'd share that version with all of you. I regained the fifteen … Continue reading Choosing contentment and forgoing perfection
Stop striving to be “that girl”.
There seems to be a trend going around with young women posting videos on becoming "that girl". You know the one, the one who always has her hair and make up done, who also looks enviable in a bikini, and is running her own business, plus has a beautiful family and her house looks like … Continue reading Stop striving to be “that girl”.
What if this IS my calling?
I don't know about you, but a nagging question that has followed me from the teenage years until now has been "What's my purpose? Why am I here? What is God's will for my life?" Many people in the Christian faith might even say, "What is your calling?" Our culture and even Christian culture has … Continue reading What if this IS my calling?
Living with Intentionality
It's a snowy day, this first day of 2022. We've hardly received any snow this fall/winter season, so it has been a welcome respite from the dryness. It continues to fall gently outside my window, and my children have already been sledding twice this morning. As I've sat by the fire and welcomed in a … Continue reading Living with Intentionality
Losing 45 pounds (part 2)
As I said in my first post, I have a roller coaster relationship with food and weight. I've never been extremely overweight or underweight but I wanted to find a weight I felt my best at, while also finding that mystery of moderation with food and especially my weakness of desserts. After I had my … Continue reading Losing 45 pounds (part 2)
Reckless or Fearless?
As many of you know, I've struggled with an anxiety disorder most of my life. However, I've never wanted fear to hold me back from having experiences or from living life to the fullest. I would frequently challenge myself and push myself out of my comfort zone. For example, I'm scared of heights and my … Continue reading Reckless or Fearless?
The same yet different paths
We both excitedly told our families we were expecting another. We both gazed in amazement at that black and white ultrasound. The sound of our babies' heartbeat made us awe at the miracle growing inside. We both endured morning sickness and heartburn and insomnia. We both felt the kicks and squirms as well as the … Continue reading The same yet different paths
Practicing Perseverance in a Pandemic
My son lived for 81 days, and for each of those 79 days, I traveled anywhere from 40min to an hour and a half, each way, to see him in the NICU/PICU. There were no off-days on weekends or holidays. Rain or shine, heavy traffic or light traffic, babysitter or none, sick kids at home … Continue reading Practicing Perseverance in a Pandemic