{happy 1 year}

I cannot even believe it, my friends! I have made it to a year of blogging! This is a reason to celebrate! Never in my wildest imagination would I ever have predicted all the amazing things that have come from writing down my experiences as a mom. First, there is all of you! My faithful [...]

{summer style}

I don't know about you, but I love outfitting for the summer! Bright colors, shorts, tanks, and my favorite pair of Birkenstocks. I don't thrive in the heat but I have found with layering with just the right items, I can be cute and comfortable. Laying where I live is key to enjoying the summer. [...]

{expectant heart}

{expectant heart}

Last night, the ladies of our church gathered for a night of worship. I was thrilled our church women's ministry put this evening together and was happy to lend a helping hand with a friend setting up the drinks and food for the evening. I arrived early, in time for prayer before setup. I sat [...]

{closing a chapter}

{closing a chapter}

I never thought I would decide to send my oldest daughter to T-K. I found myself in a predicament last November and decided to look into the schools around to see if there were any openings for her to start. Between the appointments and therapies, I wasn't finding the time I wanted to pour into [...]

{always late}

{always late}

I hate being late. The truth is, I have always struggled with the thought of being late to anything. From a very early age, my man-pleasing side of me kicked in strong and the mere thought of letting someone down by being late killed me. I sang in the school choir from 4th grade until [...]

{growth in the rain}

The house we live in has a beautiful backyard. Green blades of grass grow out of the earth filling most of the yard. Other plants line green perimeter. A brown fence encloses it, a shed houses some odds and ends. There is a patio where a picnic table made out of redwood sits, waiting for [...]

{the best advice}

{the best advice}

I was recently prompted by a fellow blogger to write about the best piece of advice I was given after hearing Bernadette's diagnosis of Down syndrome confirmed. I have given this question some thought and something quite simple came to my mind as I recalled those early days I was pondering her diagnosis and what [...]

{shout their worth}

{shout their worth}

I will never forgot the day. A day that is forever engraved into my memory. During our hospital stays, there were limited moments I could hold Bernadette. It was always complicated to hold her. It required getting a nurse to put her in my arms because of her many lines and and leads. It wasn’t [...]

{one of those weeks}

{one of those weeks}

This household is battling sickness this week. Well, the past couple of weeks really. That seems to be everybody's story lately. This time of year, there is illness lurking around every corner, or in every public place really. I heard this report on the radio a couple of days ago, in the thick of our [...]