Both of the girls are upstairs in their rooms. L is working on a 2+ hour nap. K is singing. I’ll take singing over yelling, which has been our normal lately. I cried on Monday. Like a really ugly, loud, snotty cry as I told Chris: I can’t do this. I am so bad at … More It’s Not Just You, Mama
I’ve heard it said that you can tell a lot about a child’s personality by the way they come into the world. That’s certainly been true about you so far–you came fast and ready to see the world. I felt that first kick and you have never stopped moving. You love cuddles and kisses and … More Adventure Baby Turns One!
I love Christmastime. I always have. Something about lights and cozy scarves and warm drinks–it’s like nothing bad can happen. A few years ago I read an article by Tony Reinke where he shared a letter that Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote to his parents in December of 1943 from a Nazi prison. Bonhoeffer says, Viewed from … More The Joy of Christmas
The world changing color. Drinking hot tea. Harvesting winter squash. Cool breezes. These are a few of my favorite things. Happy First Day of Fall, friends!
I’ve been trying to write this post for months now. In my perfectionist nature, I want it to be… well, perfect. I want it to be cohesive and flow and hit home. The more I try to make it “work” the more frustrated I become. God has me on a journey right now and I … More My Hope Is Found in Nothing Less Than Jesus
Many thanks to Layson Peters for capturing these sweet moments.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9 By nature, I am a confrontational person. As I’ve gotten older, I would consider myself to be less confrontational than I was as a child and teenager. I attribute some of this to maturity–I’ve learned that not all battles are worth … More Be a Peacemaker, Not a Peacekeeper