For the last few years, instead of setting specific resolutions, I have chosen a word. That word becomes my focus for the year. For 2017 my word was hope. And, oh, how I needed that word. There were so many moments that I needed to make a very conscious decision to not become hopeless. It … Continue reading My Word for 2018. Renew.
All right, friends. Imagine me inviting you to plop down on my worn out couch in front of the Christmas tree. You've got your blanket. You've got your coffee. Make yourself at home. Are you imagining it? Good. Because we need to have a chat. It's going to feel a little like ripping a band-aid … Continue reading Let’s put it all out there…
Dad died right in between my birthday and my sister's birthday. Crazy, right? Almost like, if he knew it was going to have to happen around this time, he wanted to make sure it was as fair as possible. It has made for some weird moments. Like my sister's birthday lunch- Mom, Gynny, and I … Continue reading Christmas without Daddy
On November 29, 2017 at 3:52 a.m. Daddy went to be with Jesus. There are so many stories about this past couple of weeks that prove that God has been with our family every step of the way. I am full of gratitude, full of hope, and I even feel deep joy. But I'm also … Continue reading Daddy
Bryson Alexander, I was only five weeks pregnant when we told Grandma and Grandpa that you were on your way. They were both so excited! No sooner had I gotten the word "pregnant" out of my mouth did Grandpa started talking about his big love for his grandson. He just knew you were a boy. … Continue reading Bryson’s 9th Birthday Letter
"I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process." -C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed It has been two and a half years since grief fell into our family's lap in the form of my father's glioblastoma. The blessing of time … Continue reading Psalm 100:5
Jordy, We made a very serious pact when you turned four that you wouldn't get any bigger than you already had. Enough was enough. And, somehow, we have found ourselves here. In four short days, you, my love, are turning seven! Because you are the baby in our home, it is extra hard to let … Continue reading Jordyn’s 7th Birthday Letter