{reflection}

I caught a glimpse of myself today in the mirror and smirked. The once smooth and flawless skin I possessed has now been marked by long lines and dark shadows. The whites of my eyes not as bright as they once were and more freckles adorning my cheeks. My face, although completely recognizable and still... Continue Reading →

{apples and oranges}

You just can't compare the two. This age old saying rings so very true the more I grow and learn. Bernadette is finally walking. It is one her most exciting milestones thus far. It has been thrilling to see her build more strength and confidence and progress forward in all of her milestones, but this... Continue Reading →

{heart updates}

I'll admit, I hold my breath every time I take Bernadette to the cardiologist. Even when I see any number popping up on my phone from that general area, my heart skips a beat.

{a new season}

I am the mom of toddler. That's right, Bernadette is 2 1/2. I honestly can't even believe it. It seems like just yesterday she was cocooned in my tummy, safe and sound, and there I was, feeling completely unprepared for the unknown journey that lay ahead. Yet, here we are. Two and half years after... Continue Reading →

{WDSD2019}

She has taught me how to create space in my life and include people of all abilities and to love them for who God has created them to be. She is a huge asset to our family and those around us as she teaches us to see life through a lens of compassion and full of love.

{distant memories}

I cannot change the past or what I have walked through. Instead, I can acknowledge the presence of the memory and remind myself that by God’s grace, I made it through.

{to all the mamas}

Dear mamas who have gone before me, I know you are out there, hustling. Strong and brave as you forge the way for your child with different abilities. Each and every day you fight for your child to be seen, to be accepted, and included. You advocate hard, with kindness, for your child’s voice to... Continue Reading →

{new year, new goals}

There is nothing like the closing of year to get you to start thinking about new goals for yourself and your family for the new year ahead. It’s a time of reflection, looking back on the year that is passing to see what worked well and what didn’t. It’s a time to reevaluate where you... Continue Reading →

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