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Three Tips for Daily Joy

Dang it you guys, I blinked again. This squishy newborn of mine is a newborn no more! It’s always amazing to me how suddenly and subtly six months slip by. These pictures Jess took remind me beautifully of the newborn Read more…


His Grace is Sufficient

The only light that fills the room is the flicker of a candle. The coffee is hot and creamy, being enjoyed in silence. And my heart is soaring. It is a season of joy for me and mine, something I’m Read more…


Welcome Fulton John

When a child is given to his parents, a crown is made for that child in heaven. And woe to the parents who raise that child without consciousness of that eternal crown! Fulton Sheen Silent Waiting – A Birth Story Read more…


Views From The Back

Yes, Christmas was 2 months ago. I think it’s taken me this long to recuperate from the travels and chaos that ensued. But, none-the-less, we survived another jam packed Christmas of visiting family and friends! That’s no easy feat. Our Read more…


Reagan Elyse Mary At 5am I am summoned for an early morning feeding. I have grown to love this because there is no alarm clock more effective than a hungry baby. At first, I’m hesitant to begin the day so Read more…


Delighted and Overwhelmed

As I sit here writing this, the dishes are piled to new heights in my sink, the floors are covered in copious amounts of dog hair, wine corks, and miscellaneous toys and clothes. Our refrigerator decided to completely die so Read more…


A New Way in Motherhood

Humble yourself. Accept whatever comes your way and be at peace. Meet your duties with joy and thanksgiving. God is with you. I woke up for the third time that night to feed my baby. Exhaustion flooded my body and Read more…


The Glider

The cool, damp air settled hauntingly upon my skin as I rocked back and forth in my brown glider. So many memories creak to the surface with each movement. This chair has traveled from one room to another, from one Read more…


Three Years and Counting

Two days ago Ryan and I celebrated three years of marriage. Looking back on our time together, marriage has been so much more than I expected. There have been a few ‘warnings’ that I was given that I have found Read more…


Cooper James: Birth Story

I was not ready for how difficult my pregnancy with this boy was. What I was ready for was for it to be over and for Cooper to be in my arms. On his due date, I went to the Read more…