For all the Mamas of little ones…

Down the road from us, there’s a farm. Actually, there are a few farms on our road but this particular one has sheep. Whenever they’re out, I stop and turn the stroller so Everest can see them grazing. I point and say “sheep” a dozen times as us moms do, overly ambitious about hearing our baby utter their first word.… Read more →

My Journey through the Gospels

Matthew. Mark. Luke. John. Some people already know what these four books are. They’re what we call the Gospels – the first four books in the New Testament. They’re all about the life and ministry of Jesus and honestly, I don’t know how many times I’ve read them. Anytime I open up to them, I get this “been there, done that”… Read more →

Dear Baby…

Since we found out, I’ve been thinking a lot about you. I didn’t have an over-the-top emotional moment with your Dad the evening of the positive test. No tears were shed. No screaming or jumping around. Don’t get me wrong, you were very much wanted but, frankly, I didn’t believe it. There’s really a teeny, tiny little person in me? No way. What… Read more →

Hitting Pause

I took some time to pause this morning. It’s been a busy few weeks. Two Saturdays in a row of traveling for us. Two Saturdays in a row of funerals for precious people -one from my family and one from Ry’s.  It’s interesting that, although these two men were intelligent and successful, the attributes that struck me to the core while we celebrated their… Read more →


Oh, this guy. This guy is one of the best decisions I’ve made in my 27 years of life and tomorrow it’ll be 2 years since I said yes to forever living my life with him. I thought I loved him that day I said “I do” but I didn’t compared to how much I do now. So much love it hurts, sometimes.… Read more →

On catching our breath

Have you ever been kicked in the gut? OK, maybe not actually kicked in the gut but have you ever had something hit you so hard or you fell far enough that you got the “wind knocked out of you”?  You know that feeling? What’s even worse, sometimes, is when things happen in life that don’t actually knock the wind out of you… Read more →

Tucked Away

I’m not sure why, but it happens every time I move. Throughout my five years of college, I moved multiple times as most college students do. Started off living at home, moved in with some more family, rented an apartment with a friend, rented a house with another friend, moved back home for a bit, rented from my sister and… Read more →