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These Mornings

Sometimes I wish away these mornings with young children. These mornings when cries from the crib break the silence just a little earlier than I would like. These mornings that begin with leaky diapers and wet sheets and rushed baths. These mornings when the endless demands for more breakfast leave…

Another School Shooting: Only God Can Change Hearts

I watched the footage on TV, videos of students running from their school in Florida. Students running for safety. Students crying. Scared. Parents crying. Scared. And my heart sank a little lower, as it does every time I hear news of some horrific act act of violence, especially school violence…

The Side Effects of Motherhood

There are endless benefits to being a mother. No matter the dose you’ve been given, motherhood will result in a long series of moments that will bring you excessive amounts of joy. Your baby will look at you with eyes that say you are the most beautiful woman…

Honoring Micah’s 3rd Birthday in Heaven

We released three balloons this afternoon in honor of Micah’s 3rd birthday in heaven. We wrote a special note to send up to heaven and included a special verse in case someone finds the note before it makes it to heaven. Over the course of time, January 31st…

The Reality of the Unseen

I’m sometimes surprised that my daughter asks about a baby she never knew. “What kinds of things would Micah like to play with?” “How did you know that Micah died?” “Why did Micah die?” These are a few of the questions she has asked recently, and just like…

God Richly Blessed Me Today

My daughter asked me to color with her today, just as she does every other day of the week. After telling her “no” for too many days in a row, I said “yes” today. But it wasn’t without reluctance. I thought of the piles…

5 Scripture Verses to Bring Hope After Pregnancy Loss

Life can feel pretty hopeless after experiencing pregnancy loss, so I decided to compile a short list of scripture verses that brought hope to me after my own loss(es). I struggled in my decision to post this because part of me feels like reciting scripture to a loss mom…

When January Feels Like an Ending Instead of a Beginning

January marks the beginning of each new year, and with that there is often hope that the new year will be better than the previous one. So what happens when the beginning of a new year doesn’t just feel like the end to the previous year, but it…

A Mom’s Christmas Poem

It wasn’t the presents, or the lights, or the sweets That made this mom’s heart at Christmas complete. No, none of those things made her heart sing, Quite like the joy that her children bring. It was the excitement of wrapping a gift for another, A…

A White Christmas, Even Without the Snow

I’ve been hoping for a white Christmas, and much to my surprise, a snowstorm blew in rather quickly this evening. When I realized it was snowing, the ground was already covered in a blanket of white. I was hopeful that the snow would stick around and make my…