Dear Cornelia Grace,

One day I asked God, ” Do miracles still happen in the earth? You know the big miracles just like the ones that I read about in the Bible.” God said, “Watch closely, and I’ll show you a miracle bigger than you could ever dream up on your own.” I grew up and I forgot…

The end of the Maybe Days

Hospital Discharge, welcoming baby home. Family and friends celebrate my new daughter. Meals are ordered, gifts are showered, hearts are falling in love. A baby has joined our family. We celebrate, we pour lavish doses of love into our daughter. Yet, our family is holding a breath while giving it all. Along with our beautiful…

Two great people…

Not great together.  I was scrolling Facebook this evening and there right in front of me was my old Facebook account. It was reactivated and wide open. My heart skipped a few beats. I didn’t reactivate it. In fact, I haven’t looked through it in over 3 years. I just haven’t felt prepared to relive…

The Maybe Days…

I am sitting in my recliner in my bedroom. I have the chair reclined all the way back and wrapped around my neck are the little, loving arms of my three month old daughter. Her breathing is steady and she is fast asleep nestled into my neck. Every once in a while, a sweet heavy…

Accept the gift 

Of Today.  I have heard in many different pearls of wisdom that living in just the present moment can bring much happiness and peace… Yet, it is such a challenge… To. Just. Cherish. Today. Today’s sunrise Today’s cup of hot coffee Today’s steamy shower Today’s good morning kiss Today is an opportunity to dress kids To…

“No, me Bentley.”

“No, me Bentley.” My son was indignant as he told me his name….. We were sitting on the living room rug building towers with magnetic blocks when I said to him, “I love you my prince.”  To this declaration of my love, he quickly set me straight with, “No, me Bentley.” He is a little…

Choosing gratitude in every season. 

Choosing gratitude is a choice we make in each moment, each hour, each day, week, or season of life.  It’s an ongoing choice and an ongoing battle at times to choose gratitude. It’s easy to feel gratitude in the up seasons of life when we are experiencing a mountaintop view. We especially feel gratitude right…

A harvest season

It’s 4:31 on Saturday morning, and I fell asleep at 2:23 am. 2 hours of sleep, 2 hours is not enough for the day I am about to face. I know I need to get more than 2 hours, yet there is NO way my eyes will be willed back closed. No WAY. So when…

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