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A Gorilla is Dead, but a Child Still Lives

A Gorilla is Dead, but a Child Still Lives

(Picture from dailymail.co.uk) I’m sure most of you have heard about the incident at the Cincinnati Zoo this past weekend. I wasn’t there, but like millions of others, have only read articles of what others say happened. Apparently, on Saturday, May 28, a 4-year-old boy […]

Bittersweet Mother’s Day

Bittersweet Mother’s Day

Every day I’m making new memories with my son, but the last memory I have of my mom is her taking her last breath.

I try so hard to cherish every day as a mom because I didn’t think to cherish every day with my own.

I couldn’t imagine a love this deep until I had my son.

Shadow

Shadow

I miss drinking my coffee while it’s still hot.

I miss drinking my ice water before the ice melts.

I miss eating a donut without sharing it.

I love the way he wraps his arms around me for a hug.

I love how he kisses me on the cheek when he thinks I’m asleep.

I love how he always tells me “good catch” even if I didn’t catch the ball.

I love how he tells me he “wuvs” me – even if he just told a car the same thing.

While I miss being able to go to the bathroom alone, I wouldn’t trade these days for anything.

I love my little boy, and he “wuvs” me.

One Day At a Time…

One Day At a Time…

With less than 16 weeks until baby girl is set to arrive, it’s starting to sink in. I have less than 16 weeks of only getting one child in and out of the car seat, of packing the diaper bag for only one kid, of […]

Regrets

Regrets

We all have regrets, but we can’t focus on them. We can’t go back and change the past, but we can do our best in the present. Heaven must be our ultimate goal, because oh, what a day, glorious day, that will be. 

Moms have rough days too…

Moms have rough days too…

Sometimes God uses every day situations to minister to us. Sometimes they’re happy situations, sometimes they’re ones that aren’t so happy…at first. I had one of the “not so happy” situations a few weeks ago. It was our second to last night in Japan, and […]

Sleep regression zzz….

Sleep regression zzz….

I’m baaaack! It’s been a pretty crazy month, but things are settling down and we’re getting back into our normal, blessed, everyday life. As you may remember, we went to Japan for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Years. It was a wonderful 2 weeks […]

Merry Christmas! 🎄

Merry Christmas! 🎄

  We’re smack dab in the middle of the holidays which is an incredibly busy time. There’s decorating to do, cookies to bake, presents to shop for, parties to plan and attend, and so much more in between. Timothy and I have talked about how […]

Relationships

Relationships

My relationship with God will define my parenting more than any other relationship I have had or will have.

Teach it while living it

Teach it while living it

I have a collage of frames on the wall behind my couch, and in one of the frames is a reminder I try to read every day. It has Deuteronomy 6:4-9 printed on it. 4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: […]