Once upon a time there was a two week old baby girl who Kevin and I wept for and prayed over while pregnant with our son. We loved her fiercely and longed to provide for her the stability that we knew she needed. "Lord, show us what you want us to do and make a … Continue reading He Knows
One minute she’s with us and then the next minute she’s gone. All is well when she gets in the car after school. I hand her a snack and she tells us she earned a sticker. We make our way to Target and the mood shifts. I can see the manic look in her eyes and … Continue reading Sometimes she leaves us…
Our babies are growing up so fast!! Today Layla started 1st grade & Bryson started Kindergarten. I am counting down the hours til I get to pick them up and find out how their day went! Tomorrow Bryson will have to miss school because he's having a little procedure in hopes of finding out what's … Continue reading First Day of School!!
I will never forget the night we got the call about our first hosting with Safe Families. And Kevin started his distant drive, long after our kids were in bed. I rushed around on pure adrenaline putting together a toddler bed and pack & play at midnight. He came home in the early morning hours with two scared little girls … Continue reading A Special Birthday
We sit by the window, enjoying the tiny streams of light that peak through the clouds. I help her trace letters. From time to time she gets frustrated and says, "I can't!" I lean down to her ear and say "Yes you can, baby. You can tell me that it's hard, and that's okay. We'll keep … Continue reading Jordyn
My little one cries with a torn paper in her hands. Right now her biggest 3-year-old problem is that her big sister ripped her artwork. Her feelings are real as tears run down her cheeks and so I do the only thing I can. I grab some tape and get to work trying to get … Continue reading My Word for 2014 (a blog assignment from Compassion International)
Every year I write a letter to the kids’ on their birthday. The years go by faster and faster and I cannot believe it’s time for Bryson’s birthday letter! Dear Bryson, Five years old, sweet boy! You are certainly not a baby anymore! We are constantly reminded of it. You are growing so fast that when … Continue reading For Bryson on His 5th Birthday…