{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.

{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 →

{dear doctor}

Dear Doctor, I doubt you remember me from two and-a-half years ago. I sat opposite of you in your tiny corner office overlooking the bustling city. Your desk was filled with papers, everywhere. My husband gripped my hand as he took a seat next me while we waited to hear your thoughts on our unborn... Continue Reading →

{Down syndrome awareness month}

October is... DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH! If you were to ask me before I was pregnant with Bernadette what October meant to me, I would have answered all things fall. Pumpkins, sweaters, boots, and scarves. Those things are all lovely and the absolute essence of fall and kick off the holiday season in my book.... Continue Reading →

{one of the girls}

A sweet woman who spends time with us called me out this morning. I thought I was going to crawl into a hole and stay there forever. What she was saying was absolutely correct and she delivered her words with so much grace and kindness. I was a little (ok, a lot) embarrassed as my... Continue Reading →

{my tribe}

Something I have been thinking a lot about lately has been the instant community I have felt stepping into the world of different abilities. This community has been more than welcoming, allowing all the questions to be asked and frustrations voiced. It truly has been something I didn't expect two years ago when I received... Continue Reading →

{milestones}

I think as moms, we can all agree there is nothing more exciting than watching your child hit all the milestones. Rolling over, sitting up, first words, walking. There are so many precious moments that melt your heart as you watch with wide eyes as your little one accomplishes these milestones. All of my time... Continue Reading →

{healing}

I sat there today in church, this time with an open and expectant heart. I am learning, slowly, that I too am in great need of receiving the words preached on Sunday mornings. The drive down was quiet, just me in the car as I arrived early to help with worship. I love these mornings.... Continue Reading →

{happy Father’s Day}

It's the middle of June already, how the heck that is possible, I have't the slightest idea. Seeing that we are coming up on Father's Day, I wanted to take a minute to share a little about the two main men in my life. The first, my dad. The one who raised me for 18... Continue Reading →

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