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?
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
This is a difficult post to write. I’ve already cried that “ugly” cry three times this morning and I can barely see the letters on my screen as I type now as tears fill my eyes again. But I want to write while the emotion is here because I feel like this is the best way for me to help people see the effects of … Continue reading Hanging By a Thread
If you have ever tried to create a prayer life when you have little ones underfoot you know that it can be nearly impossible on some days. St. Teresa of Avila once said that God moves among the pots and pans… and many years ago I adopted the idea of offering the things I do through the day as a prayer to God. While I … Continue reading Taking Advantage of the Little Moments: Finding Time to Pray
Happy Easter, Friends! I took a couple days off to just reset and be with my family. I hope you had a wonderful Easter Sunday! I am still celebrating the Octave of Easter (we are on day 4!) and guess what? After this Easter still isn’t over! Easter is the most important season in the entire Christian calendar. Thankfully Easter isn’t just one day but … Continue reading Happy Easter!