Man oh man, this whole stepping into motherhood with two thing, has really been kicking my booty. I am deciding today to come on to my little personal blog and just share my heart with whoever comes to read it. And the sad thing is, I know that if I look back on the history of this blog, there have been gaps in months that I haven’t written because well, sometimes when life gets crazy, mommy has to put her… Read more »

The greatest prayer a mama has is that her children stay healthy. I pray for many other things (wisdom, compassion, faith, strength, etc) over my children as well, but health and protection are always the most prominent. I’ve prayed especially over Gavin. Even in the womb, at just a few weeks gestation, we were getting news that things didn’t look absolutely perfect like you hope to hear. We prayed. Family prayed. Strangers prayed. Small groups prayed. Gavin defied it all… Read more »

As I look back on turning 30, and welcome in the new year, I can’t help but reflect on all that my 20s brought. One phrase that kept repeating in my head as I thought through all that had happened  was “I became”. Let me explain… I BECAME a college graduate. I was the first in my immediate family to go to a 4 year university. It was exciting, scary, and taught independence. It was the absolute best decision I… Read more »

“Giving Up for Lent” …. some may read that as “what are you going to give up for Lent?” or you may read it as “I give up from giving up things for Lent”. I grew up in the Catholic Church, which took Lent very seriously. We all looked forward to Ash Wednesday, where we would all giggle at each others ashen crosses on our foreheads, but we never were actually being reflective and grasping what the next 40 days meant… Read more »

I haven’t been married long. Only for about 4.75 years {but who’s counting?}. I have so very much to learn about marriage, about being married to my husband and about being the best wife possible. I actually believe that this learning will never stop. Who wants learning to stop though? We are so fortunate for even the opportunity to continue to learn and grow. There are times I can look at my short marriage and relationship to my husband and… Read more »