Reflecting on 20 Weeks of Being Her Momma

This morning I woke up next to the sweetest sleeping baby I’ve ever met. Partly because she was still sleeping at 6:30am (hallelujah!), but mostly because she is mine. As I was surveying her features and praying over another day of nursing, diaper changing, shushing, reading, giggling and who knows what else, I realized that […]

Dear God, please please please and thank you thank you thank you

Ever since I discovered Shauna Niequist‘s writing, I’ve said to my husband countless times “Shauna’s writing is my jam.” Meaning, her words spark hope, bravery and love into my life. This weekend I finished the first book she ever wrote, Cold Tangerines, and I felt like her words were written just for me in this new […]

Nap Time Notes on Adoption

Naomi is down for her nap, but I think it’s going to be a short one. I won’t complain though…she slept 11 hours straight last night! Good job baby! I realized this morning that it’s been ages since I’ve given an actual update on how we are doing with our adoption process. Partly because I’ve […]

Goals for 2014

I recently shared a bit of my reflections on last year and how it was just plain, old hard. It was good to reflect, but it’s been even better for me to look forward. I love to plan, schedule, and create routines. It helps my heart feel prepared for what may or may not come […]

The Thrill of Hope

(photo taken from the Influence Network) Hope. It’s what we all look for isn’t it? Hope that our children will come home. Hope that our family will transition well when more are added to the brood. Hope that all will turn out for the best. Hope that life will just. get. easier. But sometimes (most of […]

Blessings amidst Trial

In September when I went to the Influence Conference I met a young woman at the She Reads Truth devotional time early Friday morning who has blessed my life in a way I never would have imagined. I had just finished my morning workout and had rushed over to the optional meet up of the […]

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