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.
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 →
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
"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 →
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 →