Mother’s Day was certainly unique this year due of the COVID-19 pandemic. For me, the week leading up to Mother’s Day was interesting as it was full of video interviews and preparations for various opportunities to share my story. I recorded an interview with a local pastor (and friend of mind) for his Mother’s DayContinue reading “My Week of Interviews – And Sharing One with You!”
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Mothering Strong Under Stress
Hi friends, I’d love to personally invite you to this virtual event. I am so honored to be a presenter, but even more, I’m exited to listen to and learn from the other ladies. This is a FREE event, and all you need to do is sign up at the link below to receive emailsContinue reading “Mothering Strong Under Stress”
This Too Shall Pass, But What Will Remain: PART 2
I chuckled at the stranger’s tweet. The words brought me a moment of joy in the midst of these crazy Coronavirus days. The Twitter user shared that their child had asked if “Daddy had lived through COVID 1 to 18 when he was a little kid.” How sweet… and how sad. The truth is, noneContinue reading “This Too Shall Pass, But What Will Remain: PART 2”
This Too Shall Pass, But What Will Remain? PART 1
As the COVID-19 virus continues to affect our world and our daily lives, I have been reminded of another time in my own life when my plans were canceled, and fear of the unknown loomed heavy. As I’ve reflected on that time, I’ve been comforted by the reminder of lessons learned. Because these lessons wereContinue reading “This Too Shall Pass, But What Will Remain? PART 1”
It’s My Book’s Birthday!
Today, after three years of labor, my book has been born! (Phew!) I’m so excited to announce that my first book, Brownie Crumbs and Other Life Morsels, is now available on Amazon in paperback, and for the Kindle. You can find it here: Also, I had a book trailer made to give everyone aContinue reading “It’s My Book’s Birthday!”
All the feels.
There’s this phrase that young and cool people say now-a-days. When someone is feeling really emotional, good or bad, they say they have “all the feels.” Because I am not a cool person (and my young-ness is debatable, at a week shy of 39), I don’t often (ever) use this phrase. I tend to be pretty traditional.Continue reading “All the feels.”
One of those days.
Yesterday, before the sunrise, my oldest child stood in front of his middle school peers and shared his story. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) group meets once a week in the cafeteria before the first bell of the school day. One Wednesday each month they combine with another middle school FCA in town. They join their groupsContinue reading “One of those days.”
I walked through my kitchen this week and the sight I beheld across the room into my family room caused me to stop dead in my tracks. My body’s physical reaction is difficult to put into words. It was mixture of nauseous and weakness along with a heightend sense of adrenaline. Cue the emotional and dreadfulContinue reading “Temporarily derailed.”
Our Reality (TV).
We are not exactly “camera ready” people. We’re far from glamorous. Very far. We’re just a regular, plain, run-of-the-mill family. But we’re willing. And it appears that’s almost as good. Willing to tell our story and then simply showing up when we’re called. We’ve tried to make that our practice. Recently we were askedContinue reading “Our Reality (TV). “
Survivor Guilt: Turning Guilt Into Hope
Today, February 9th, 2015, marks the 8th anniversary of our son Karson’s diagnosis with leukemia. Eight years. This date is always a mixed bag of emotions for us. We feel pure elation for where we are today, and yet the moments of shock and sorrow we felt 8 years ago are still very raw and tangible.Continue reading “Survivor Guilt: Turning Guilt Into Hope”