"Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever." Psalm 106:1 NKJV There is a song my daughters sing constantly in our home. “Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. There are seasons, four in all.” I often find myself humming the tune hours after they have stopped singing.... Continue Reading →
No, I didn’t feel as if I had extra time in my schedule that day. And no, I didn’t really want to sweep the floor again or pick up all the things that had been knocked over. I am running on limited reserves these days so asking even more of me felt like another tipping point. Yet, there I was. Picking up the pieces.
Acknowledging there may days that don't go as planned because that is the story of life, moving on from those hurdles, and trying again.
A new year, a fresh calendar, endless possibilities. That's how I felt on the Eve of 2020 last December. Our family had been through a lot of emotional lows towards the end of 2019 as we said goodbye to our foster child. Heartbroken and emotionally spent, I looked ahead to 2020 with a weary soul... Continue Reading →
If you've been around awhile, you have probably noticed that I usually post things related to family life. Mothering a child with Down syndrome has given me such a unique perspective which I love to share. Before I had Bernadette, I didn't know much about this beautiful community and being thrown head first into the... Continue Reading →
One of my favorite memories from my childhood was all of the many Christmas performances I participated in throughout the years. It already was my favorite time of year and being able to prepare, rehearse, and perform sent my spirit soaring into the Christmas mood. I sang in the school choir for years, as well... Continue Reading →
The most wonderful time of the year! At least, that's what I used to think when I was little. Christmas music blasting, twinkle lights sparkling on the tree, a fire crackling in the living room, while we all sat around on the couch snuggled under our favorite blankets and watched our favorite movies of the... Continue Reading →
Her cold demeanor was unfriendly and I knew to her, I was just another "statistic" instead of the mother of two and soon to be three, strong and capable by God's grace, ready to fight for my daughter.
Being in the NICU for a period of time, whether the duration is short lived or extended can be an isolating experience for the parents. It is often hard to know how to support someone when they are experiencing a difficult time such as this, which is why I have put together some helpful tips... Continue Reading →