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Gift

It was Christmas 2010. I had just received the greatest gift I could ever unwrap, a baby boy swaddled up in a soft white muslin blanket. Not just any baby boy, however, he was a big brown eyed, curly haired boy, exactly the answer to my husband and I’s prayers. We’d been praying five years to… Continue reading Gift

Gabriella · Gratitude · Motherhood · parenting

Princess

This little girl, who sleeps in tiara’s and wears tutu's to Home Depot, she believes she is a princess.  And no, I don’t apologize for letting her believe that she is something extraordinary because she is. She is the daughter of a King. Every time she waltzes down the steps in her dress-up gowns and… Continue reading Princess

Family Relationships · Gabriella · parenting · Suffering · Trust

Unknown

   She came downstairs on Tuesday, the day after her fainting spell, and said "mommy I wanted to tell you, Jesus loves me and will always keep me safe."  From the mouth of babes - at times - God speaks to us exactly what we need to hear. My precious girl had a follow up… Continue reading Unknown

Family Relationships · parenting · Posts on Life · Redemption · Trust · Uncategorized

Unfit

The waiting room was small, hot, filled with swollen bellies and joyful hearts. New life was bursting at the seams all around me, including in my single stroller. He was just six months old, my son, whom I prayed and dreamed for years over.  A true picture that sometimes God answers our prayers in just the way we… Continue reading Unfit

Love · parenting · Posts on Life · Redemption · Restoration

Father

He didn’t have to do it… But he did. It didn’t start with long chats about one day bringing home a baby girl, or a choice to do our part to try and make that happen. It didn’t start with I wonder if she’ll look like me or you, or what colors would look best… Continue reading Father

Contentment · Gratitude · Motherhood · parenting · Posts on Life

Sidelines

Having two children 10 ½ months apart presents as many challenges as you are currently imagining. Especially in regards to my two curious, adventurous, and nearly fearless toddlers. However, for a great deal of time there has been a certain challenge that I have allowed myself to begin to resent. I like to have fun… Continue reading Sidelines

Love · Motherhood · parenting · Posts on Life · Redemption

Daughters

It’s hard to be a mom. Not necessarily the sleepless nights and toddler tantrums—while those can present their challenges.  It’s the weight of responsibility that comes with shepherding a life, the ‘raising up a child in a way they should go’, the hoping, that unlike you, ‘they will not depart from it’. It’s harder yet… Continue reading Daughters