This Year

New Year's day is probably, admittedly, one of my favorite holidays. It is also one that causes me a lot of anxiety and frustration throughout the year and leading up to it (as I mentioned yesterday when I shared my word for the year). Photo by Malte Lu on Pexels.com One thing I've learned from… Continue reading This Year

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Living Within My Energy

A couple of months ago, my therapist told me that in these coming months, it would be okay for me to only have enough energy for my son, my husband and myself.  When she told me this, even in giving me permission to embrace this truth, I still felt a twinge of guilt.  It's not… Continue reading Living Within My Energy

My Experience with PostPartum Anxiety

I waited five long years.  Through miscarriage and stillbirth, I finally gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy.  I crossed the finish line. Or so I had thought. When I reached that finish line, I looked up and saw I had several more laps to go.  And, guys, I was exhausted.  Emotionally.  Physically.  Mentally. … Continue reading My Experience with PostPartum Anxiety

A Brief Comment on This Month

Amidst the excitement that my family has currently been experiencing, November is also a time of sad anniversaries as well.  At the end of this month, I will be remembering my first daughter on the 3 year anniversary of her stillbirth.  But at the same time, celebrating the holiday season pregnant. Which makes this month… Continue reading A Brief Comment on This Month

Connection

Several weeks ago, in another post, I can't remember which one, I removed two paragraphs because I realized it didn't fit with the rest of what I was writing.  I held onto those two paragraphs until I had another day to dig deeper into it.  And when I opened up the Word document to jog… Continue reading Connection

Dear Jen Hatmaker

Dear Jen Hatmaker: We don’t know each other.  In fact, truth be told, I’ve never read a single one of your books.  I perused that “7” book, but I don’t think I was in the right frame of mind to continue reading it at the time.  Your other books are on my “to read” list,… Continue reading Dear Jen Hatmaker

Respecting the Journey

I began this week talking about something that is quite controversial in the pregnancy loss community, and I guess I’m going to end the week with something that is also quite controversial. After I lost my first daughter back in 2014, I was invited into a private group for women of pregnancy loss.  In the… Continue reading Respecting the Journey

Authenticity

This is probably going to be a true ramble because these thoughts haven't completely solidified in my head, but there is an edge to them that I can't get rid of. So why not just share it with you anyway. I've talked about authenticity and living honestly on this blog.  I don't think I'm changing… Continue reading Authenticity

This Father’s Day

I'm taking a little break from Ephesians, which I will pick back up next week. Michael came home one day this week, I forget which one, and talked to me about staying home this Sunday, like we did on Mother's Day.  He was saying it more for me than for him because I've just been… Continue reading This Father’s Day