Blog Category : Personal

Hilton Head 2015

September 09, 2015

Vacation ALWAYS comes at just the right time, doesn’t it?  I know this is true because my hubby, John, & I did practically NOTHING on vacation this year.  Nothing.  We sat.  We ate.  We were on that beach perched under an umbrella for most of the day.  Not reading.  Not looking at magazines.  Just…sitting there.  It… Read More

“There’s No ‘Y’ Here.”

May 14, 2015

I shish-kebabbed our car bumper this week.  Like a skewer through marinated sirloin.  Even my love of meat didn’t make this comparison humorous to me.  It was sad.  I was sad.  I won’t get into the “how I ended up with a giant hole through the front of our car,” because it was so random and… Read More

Handmade With Love. Covered in Prayer.

April 27, 2015

My mom is NOT going to like this blog post.  She doesn’t like attention for stuff like this, which is all the more reason why she DESERVES attention for stuff like this.  She’s not out flaunting her awesomeness…so I’ll do it for her!  I’m allowed.  I’m her proud daughter. I have so many memories being… Read More

Joy Comes

February 07, 2015

  If I’m being honest, there are moments where I feel like I am a freak.  A misfit.  Like I’m just wandering through life in limbo wondering what purpose this stage is serving.  A woman lost in the world of motherhood where her “motherhood” has no living children. I feel like I’m straddling this hallway… Read More


November 26, 2014

Today, my husband and I are celebrating 9 years of marriage.  9 years.  It seems strange to be celebrating something at a time where we are dealing with so much heartache, but it’s in the midst of heartache that I see our marriage for what it is.  Stronger than before.  Solid.  Unbreakable. The “for better… Read More

New Contentment

September 04, 2014

Lately, continuing to be that open book has been proving more and more difficult.  When we lost Owen, I thought that was it.  THAT was the worst of it.  THAT was going to be the only hard thing I was going to have to get through for a while.  After that pain, good things were… Read More

Ferris Wheel

April 15, 2014

  Ferris wheels are just about my least favorite rides…ever.  For whatever reason, I have this irrational fear that at any point I’m going to plummet to my death.  Until I started looking at how much a simple ferris wheel represents life.  Relationships.  I look at these rides differently now, and they’ve become this wonderful… Read More

Heavenly Nuggets

March 31, 2014

I thought, months ago when I began to make something for other hurting mothers, that I would keep it a private thing.  A secret that very few knew I was even doing behind the scenes.  I kinda liked it that way. I think it was because I am a perfectionist.  I put 100% of myself… Read More


December 03, 2013

The holidays.  What a mix of emotions they bring.  I was actually excited about the holidays this year.  Looking forward to really celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas since we missed out on those last year.  We were present a year ago, but our smiles were fake.  If I even DID smile.  Pretty sure I didn’t. I… Read More

Vacation…Minus One

October 04, 2013

Originally, I wanted to slap up some beautiful pics of our trip with a title of “Yay! Vacation!” and call it a day.  Keep it breezy.  But, I’ve always felt from my very first post on this blog, before Owen, that I wanted to be real.  So I changed up my surface-level post and decided… Read More