Month: November 2017

Elizabeth’s Hope

In April, Dan and I miscarried our second baby, Lil Bit. (You can read Lil Bit's story here.) We  spent a great deal of time trying to figure out how to "mark" Lil Bit's due date.  After much discussion, we decided to head out of town to see a Broadway style show called "The Miracle of Christmas". Just as it sounds, the show ...

Kid’s List

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Food, family and football... what can go wrong!? In recent years, after we eat, we have sat down as a family and reflected over the past year. After a little reflection, each of us takes a turn listing all the things we are thankful for from the past year. In ...

Lil Bit’s Story

On the morning of March 8, 2017, I took a pregnancy test and nearly screamed... I was pregnant. I wanted to shout from the rooftops and dance in the streets. I couldn't believe it. Pregnant after a long wait. Pregnant after doctors said it couldn't happen. I immediately downloaded a pregnancy app, and learned that ...

It’s My Choice

Anxiety is something I have battled for a long time. I find that when I start to get anxious about one thing, my anxious thoughts breed anxious thoughts. For example, recently Dan and I were packing to leave for a quick weekend trip. As I packed, I started worrying that I hadn't packed enough clothes. Then I started worrying about leaving our cats. ...