Category Parenting

A letter to my son

Derek. My second born. My son. We are so close to celebrating your first birthday. And what a celebration it will be! We have almost survived a year! A year with open heart surgery, a hospital stay (that felt endless), countless doctor appointments, medicines, holter monitors, daily pulse checks, worry, anxiety, tears. I say we […]

The Grocery Trip

It takes quite a lot to embarrass me. In fact, I even had a competition with a friend years ago, over who could embarrass the other first. I believe it lasted for about a year, and I won in the end. It just takes something extra special to humiliate me. I’ve told this story a […]

A Follow Up

There is this song that my husband and I have come to form an opinion about over the years. It’s from a band of professed believers, and they are calling out God, questioning Him as to where He has been. We both agree that this happens, and God is big enough to handle it. I mean all throughout scripture […]

Joy (part 2)

I am working on a post about the time my mom and I thought we were going to blow up from a bomb. While that story is hilarious, I’m in a more pensive mood tonight. So instead, I decided that an update on my journey with postpartum depression would be more appropriate. But don’t worry. […]

10 things I’ve learned since becoming a mom

1. Getting pooped on isn’t the traumatic experience I thought it would be. Until I smell it. 2. Not everyone wants to have a conversation about cloth diapers, breast milk, or feeding schedules. 3. The human body can survive on no sleep. 4. A smile will quite literally make my day. 5. I’ve never been […]


God has been tugging at my heart for the last few weeks to write this post. After reading two friends post about very personal things going on in their lives currently, I decided to stop ignoring the prompting of the Holy Spirit. I’m not sure what writing all of this out and making it public […]