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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

Contentment · Gratitude · Motherhood · parenting · Posts on Life


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

Contentment · Gratitude · Posts on Life


Last week my family and I escaped this harsh and weary Midwest winter to enjoy the gift of sunshine and the beauty and vastness of the ocean.  Often while my children would freely and joyfully run through the sand, chasing birds and splashing waves, I would close my eyes, take a breath, and let the… Continue reading More

Posts on Forgiveness


She stared across the room at the girl who held the gift she so desperately wanted and dreamed of what it would be like to hold that beautifully ornate box in her hands. The jealously that welled up from deep within, caused her to believe with certainty that this gift was not deserved by its… Continue reading Treasure

Posts on Life


Welcome to Life Spilled Like Water- the words God wove into my heart more than a year ago. A place to share stories from one imperfect life to another. A place to see how God loves the broken and offers His beauty in return. No holding back--this is life, life spilled like water... (To read… Continue reading 30