With a Grateful Heart

"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 →

Picking up the Pieces

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.

{carry on}

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.

{goodbye 2020, hello 2021}

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 →

{longest run of my life}

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 →

{memories of past and present}

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 →

{tis the season}

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 →

{a birthday to remember}

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.

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