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.

{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 →

{one foot in front of the other}

"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 →

{waves and wind}

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 →

{shelter in place}

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 →

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