December 21, my William’s birthday, we were blessed to witness a once in a lifetime event- the rising of the Star of Bethlehem. On the longest day of the year, during one of the longest years of our lives, on the anniversary of the worst day of my life, we were reminded that there is hope in the world even today. It was a much … Continue reading What Star Will You Follow?
What Do You Fear? I’ve been thinking a lot lately about 2020, Coronavirus, and the panic that it seems our country (and the world) is in. After six months, you would think that things would have calmed down some, but instead we find an atmosphere of increasing fear and hostility towards others who don’t share the same beliefs we do regarding the virus, how to … Continue reading What Do You Fear?
At the beginning of this pandemic, I had high hopes for people. Everyone seemed to be understanding and compassionate…. we were all thrown into this craziness and together we would rise above it. Encouragement flowed like wine at Ladies’ Night at the spa; support for our struggles was as sweet as milk and honey. It seemed as if the quarantine and the life thrust upon … Continue reading Masks- A Life Saver; A Life Taker
The Wreck and the Heroes On Tuesday, I was a witness to a horrific wreck. An elderly couple hit a young man who was traveling probably over 70 miles an hour. His car rolled about 5 times before coming to a stop. I pulled over, gave my phone to my girls to call 911, and then I ran as fast as I could across the … Continue reading Life (and Your Understanding) Can Change in a Brief Moment
Remember how before this pandemic began that people looked down upon others in certain jobs or positions (and especially upon those without jobs)? If you didn’t have a degree you were considered worthless. I mean, really, who wants to be a cashier at a grocery store? Who wants to be the person who picks up trash? What wants to be the person who cleans the … Continue reading Who is Essential?
Welcome to all our new homeschool families! I guess that includes just about everyone in the nation right now! If you need help, we are just an email away! Reach out to those who have been homeschooling for a while to ask questions, get support, or just vent about how hard your days can be. We completely understand! Buckle up! It’s an amazing ride! Continue reading Welcome to the Jungle!
Today was a difficult day. March 2, 2020 marks 10 years since I last watched my son’s heart stop beating on ultrasound. 10 years since I gave birth to my first stillborn child. 10 years since I last held Joseph in my hands marveling at his tiny perfectness. 10 years since I experienced the worst year of my entire life- a year marked by trauma … Continue reading When You Feel Forsaken
It’s Valentine’s Day and so it seems the whole world is focused on love. Yesterday in the car I was listing to the radio and heard one of the DJs say that for those in a new relationship (6 months or less) the average couple spends $700 on Valentine’s Day. I don’t believe this to be accurate as I have never known anyone to spend … Continue reading Sometimes Love Doesn’t Look Like Flowers
It’s crazy that January 2020 is almost over and that we are soon to enter into the second month of the year. I find that as I get older, the years simply go faster too. My kids often say this as well, so maybe it’s not just me getting older but also the fact that all our lives are jammed pack with things that make … Continue reading Better Late than Never: My New Year’s Resolutions
Yesterday I pulled an epic prank on my kids. I told them that if a police officer came to the house or contacted them to tell him I was with them all day. I’m not good at pranks or lying and so for me to pull one over on them is pretty awesome. The sheer thought of me doing something so terrible that a police … Continue reading The Alibi Prank Part 2: The Lesson Learned