what a difference a year makes…

a year ago today, i first spoke out about our loss. it was a hard year of learning… of learning to grieve someone i never got to know. of learning a little better just how broken i am. this world is. of learning how to trust God in the midst of that brokenness.  (i still ...

a holy work in me

i decided to give myself my 10 minutes of reading before starting my afternoon of chores. in that 10 minutes, i happened across an article posted by a friend of mine on facebook called, “There is Holy Work in Compassion” by sarah bessey.  it seemed interesting, and i started to give it a quick read. ...

(she’s my second, actually.)

05. July 2012 loss, mommyhood 1
my friend, she had her baby– big eyes and head FULL of fuzzy blonde hair. a gorgeous girl with her daddy’s face. (a spitting image, actually.) the pictures upload and i can’t help but look, clicking the arrows on the screen several times through. smiling faces, tired eyes, full arms and hearts. (it’s pure joy, ...

the bitter and the sweet…

i know this post is a little late… over two weeks late, in fact. but sometimes, thoughts must mull for a while. sometimes, feelings are complex and take more time to digest and process than a day and a conveniently-timed blog post would allow. about 2.5 weeks ago, it was mother’s day. it was my ...

from my computer to yours… (weekend links, may 11-13)

i’ve read some very fun/interesting/thought-provoking/random articles recently… and thought i’d share. 15 delicious non-alcoholic spritzers, sodas, and mocktails: just because we’re baptists (and/or pregnant) doesn’t mean we can only drink sweet tea the you snooze, you lose app: what my husband should never, ever, everevereverever get me for a birthday/anniversary/mother’sday/christmas/because-he-loves-me present.  ever.  unless he doesn’t want ...