& now the 6 year old!

it is simply unavoidable.the fact is, the children will talk about wanting a new brother or sister or a new dad every single week. it's just how we roll around here.oh to be a fly on the wall at some of our dinner conversations...  mouths would drop to the floor, ears would be in shock, minds would be reeling.yes, it's that … [Read more...]

hi single mom…

 hi single mom. i'm one too.nice to meet you.i'm going on 3.5 years of checking the locks and turning out lights and sleeping alone at night. of raising kids every day. of attempting a "man" voice so that maybe they will listen the first time. of trying to be enough when it's impossible to share myself between 2 amazing kids based … [Read more...]

8 & wise

God and i had a daily chat for 9 months... all the days... and the moments within the days... and the seconds within those moments.i reached out and begged God for a son.a healthy son that would love and know grace and mercy. that would have a heart filled with Jesus. that his words would speak truth. that his mind would be filled with … [Read more...]

one of those days

last August i shared a secret part of my struggle when i wrote a post called "there are days". it has been read over 250,000 times, pinned on Pinterest more than 360,000 times and each week i receive a comment or a sweet, gentle note confirming that i wrote my post to give words to their hurt & struggle... ... it is a process. a long, … [Read more...]

Word of the Year 2015

it is 2015 and i am taking on for the first time, a word of the year. i could only think of 1 word. which.. if you know me well, know this is typically VERY difficult for me! :) >>>  i am busy.i love staying busy and being productive.i love crossing off items on my long & heavy to-do list.     >> feelings of … [Read more...]

it’s merry.

last year i wrote a post called Santa's Dead... a little chit chat between my daughter and a Lowe's employee and Abigail's bold, beautiful delivery of the true reason for the season.this year the children have continued to ask questions about Jesus and coming to earth to save our sins. celebrating His birth. they ask lots & … [Read more...]

i am weary.

as time has past, as time does... it's closing in on 2 years of being a single momma to my two sweet children. 2 weary years. 2 years of battling for safety. 2 years begging God for a hedge of protection around us. 2 years of weary, long, exhausting days full of long to-do lists that never seem to get fully crossed off. 2 years seeking comfort, … [Read more...]

a fire.

some days i awake with fresh eagerness to embrace the day.breakfast is being made with music playing, kids laughing, Henry (our yellow lab pup) vying for attention.after checking the weather we plan our day with a piece of construction paper and a crayola marker. i answer curious questions from intelligent children as we grab watercolor … [Read more...]