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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

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Kiki

Being chauffeured around town in a stylish limousine, was always a dream of mine.  There was something so glamorous about the idea. I could envision myself all dolled-up, elegantly stretched out across the smooth leather with a bright, glossy smile on my face. There would be laughter and friendship, romance and prestige.  A night that… Continue reading Kiki

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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

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Calamity

The road to Christ is paved in a heap full of grace and a mighty splash of mercy. He to us and us to others. For we cannot display to the world the ultimate riches and glory of the cross until we live out it’s true meaning. The cross is the portrait of the ultimate… Continue reading Calamity

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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