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 →
having a couple of comforts while I sat by her bedside day in and day out were especially helpful for me to have and break up the monotony of the time spent there.
I feel under the weight of it all. But there, I know, I will not remain. I will continue to get up. I will show up for you
Isn't it strange how something as simply as a scent wafting in the air can take you back to a moment lost in time, one that you had stored in your memory bank but perhaps haven't thought about since? Today I had a video appointment with Bernadette's cardiologist. This should be her annual checkup, complete... Continue Reading →
Looking around, all you can see is a sea of masked faces. A pair of eyes peaking out over the fabric carefully covering the mouth and nose, elastic bound behind their ears. People. Friendly faces, now mostly unrecognizable. Voices muffled. It's hard to talk, suffocating in fact, especially for someone who is as lively as... Continue Reading →
*Disclaimer: This is my own personal story into my motherhood journey. This is what I have experienced, where I have come from, and where I am at. I will never forget the moment I realized I in fact wanted kids. It was no secret I didn't quite know where I landed in my adult... Continue Reading →
"I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1-2 I woke up this morning to the sound of the birds chirping on my alarm clock. I bought physical alarm clock a couple of years ago in attempts... Continue Reading →
I lay there in the stillness of the night, exhaustion crashing over my body intensely like waves on the shoreline during a storm. Years ago, my husband and I lived on the central coast of California, one my favorite places we have ever lived. Being across the street from the ocean was the greatest gift.... Continue Reading →
I had a post typed up and ready to go about my personal journey with simplicity currently, a topic I have been really thinking about lately. The current COVID-19 crisis has affected so many people, causing drastic change in a short amount of time, the situation rapidly changing. It’s challenging for many to find our... Continue Reading →