{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 →

{a new year}

There is something so magical about the start of the New Year. It feels like a fresh beginning, a time of reflecting on the past year, deciding what worked and didn’t work, and making plans for the year to come.  I look back on 2018 and I have a strong sense of accomplishment. I set... Continue Reading →

{heart milestones}

Today marks two years since I handed my tiny eight week old newborn over to the heart surgeon for open heart surgery. Her second major heart surgery in her short little life, this one to repair her main heart defect that was discovered in utero. I still cannot believe we lived through it to tell... Continue Reading →

{welcome autumn}

I walked outside of the gym this morning after my workout to a pleasant autumn morning. The cold air felt so good on my face as I made my way to the car. I took a deep breath in and looked around at the autumnal scene surrounding me. Leaves in all shades of yellows and... Continue Reading →

{rest}

I wrote this article a handful of months ago, in the thick of CPAP. I never published it. And then today, our pastor gave a whole message on rest. I thought back to this article as I sat in the congregation this morning. It was burning a hole inside of me and I knew I... Continue Reading →

{today’s the day}

The first day of Kindergarten. For my oldest. The one who made me a mother almost 6 years ago. We are entering a whole new chapter in our lives. It excites me but simultaneously terrifies me. I think back to when she was first born. So many sleepless nights. No one every told me that... Continue Reading →

{reckless love}

"When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me You have been so, so good to me When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me You have been so, so kind to me And oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God Oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm... Continue Reading →

{she speaks 2018}

For the first time in my adult life, I boarded a plane by myself, without my husband, my girls or anyone I knew, and I set out for my first solo adventure. Across the country I flew, hitting the ground running from the moment I stepped off the airplane. I walked into the hotel with... Continue Reading →

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