Category: Grace

The Best Birthday I Didn’t Want to Have

Yesterday I turned 32. However, it wasn't without protest. All of my life I have LOVED my birthday. I have always loved the idea of being a princess for a day. Give me a crown and a coffee and take me on an adventure! I love gifts and quality time, so my birthday has always ...

Hope When It Hurts

I have always loved Christmas, however the first Christmas after losing our first baby was incredibly difficult.  We lost Trudy in July 2013, and by December I was a wreck. I was in a very dark place, but I wasn't dealing with it. My heart hurt deep, but I didn't feel like I could show ...

Never Forgotten

This past weekend, I was honored to speak at a Women's Christmas Luncheon at Westside Assembly of God. I grew up at Westside, so it felt a little like going home. It was so good to see so many faces that I haven't seen in years. I shared a bit about our journey with delayed fertility ...

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 ...

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. ...