My sister-in-law gave me an old, novel for my birthday. (The year 1911 to be exact and a copy from the first print!) Most ordinary girls would probably turn a nose (quite literally) at this musty gift, but it made my nerdy heart swell with joy. Read More
Time is one of those things that slips away from us unaware. We get so caught up in the day to day that we tend to forget that it is limited. Read More
On the way to the hospital. Labor pains increasing. Our second child was getting ready to make his appearance. I probably had stayed home a little too long, but how did I know that my contractions were going to go from nine to two minutes apart? Read More
I get choked up thinking that as of today, my little Jovie is four years old… She was my gift straight from the hand of God that picked me up out of my years of infertility, and sent me into this wild ride of motherhood. Read More
“Focus on the progress you’re making. Thank God for it and pave your journey with grace.” I read these words this morning from Lysa Terkeurst’s Unglued. They stood off the page to me, completely out of context with her subject but applicable to my current frame of mind. I’m unglued alright, I’m a mom. Need I say more?
Walking into Chick-fil-A, I give myself the pep talk … Grilled chicken salad and a bottle of water…..grilled chicken salad and a bottle of water….grilled chicken salad and a bottle of water…. I stand in the lunch hour line…Grilled chicken salad and a bottle of water…I arrive at the counter and the friendly looking guy in the grease-stained cap asks the dreaded question, “What can I get for you today?” I open my mouth “Grilled—ya know what? Never mind, I’ll take the number nine. Go ahead and made that a large. Oh, and would you mind throwing in one of those chocolate chip cookies to go? Ok. Thanks. Read More
Good Morning! How did you sleep last night? …Me? Oh, thanks for asking… 😉
I slept pretty good, when I was sleeping. Haha. The only thing that would have made it better was if I got a little more. But hey, that’s the story of my life right now. I keep telling myself, I am on the upswing and more sleep is just over the horizon, but with two that need potty-help at night and one that still thinks nighttime is one-on-one mommy-time, it’s looking more like a dark tunnel.
Have you ever gotten in a funk because you’ve been cooped up in the house for too long? Possibly because of sick kids, an injury, or a week of too much snow, you find yourself moping around with ever increasing cabin fever needing a pick me up… Read More
Last week our sweet friends lost their three-month-old baby son. Having a daughter only a couple months older, we felt this very close to our hearts. While we cannot undo their grief, we can learn from their story. And if there is one thing to be done today, it is to hold, love, and cherish… Read More
“Wherever you are, be all there.” -Jim Elliot.
As we set our goals for 2017, let’s remember that people are what matter most. Not everyone in the world, at every moment…but ones you are with right now. Read More