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?
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?
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 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
Advent and Christmas are my favorite seasons of the year. I love getting ready for Christ’s birth and I cherish the memories my family makes as we celebrate the seasons. We have many traditions that we have incorporated into our lives that have brought meaning and joy to our celebrations. It’s a time filled with joy and wonder- especially when you have small children. For … Continue reading When Your Heart Isn’t Ready to Celebrate
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
Two years ago one of my best friends died of cancer. She had no idea at first that she had cancer; she just knew she was in a lot of pain. She tried many ways to heal herself naturally; however by the time she realized she couldn’t, her cancer had spread too far. It would take her life and changed so many other lives as … Continue reading Probably Benign