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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

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

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