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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

Forgiveness · Marriage · Uncategorized

Earned

It was that kind of fight. The kind where you don’t just think you are right, but you kind of, actually are. It was disappointment and hurt all wrapped up in a beautiful bow. Not quite the gift we are ever anxious to receive. We all know relationships are hard work---not so much dealing with… Continue reading Earned

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

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Daddy’s

Dear Dad, Growing up, I always wanted to be just like you. I am sure you noticed how at the dinner table I would cut my food just like you did, keeping everything separate on the plate rather than mixing it all together. That’s how daddy did it, and that’s how I would too. I am… Continue reading Daddy’s

Love · Marriage

Puddles

I sat there warm by the fire amidst the snow-capped hills so many saved dollars and a million expectations in, as the perfect weekend that had played out in my mind time and time again seemed to be crumbling at the seams. It can be so easy to make oceans out of the puddles of… Continue reading Puddles