Scars

When I was three, I was in a car accident.  My dad, mom, baby brother and I were headed either to or from home during the holidays.  My parents told me that a semi truck knocked our car off the road, and it slid down an embankment, turned upside down and spun to a stop. … Continue reading Scars

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The Grieving Process

One of the common responses I received from people in our life who have supported and loved us in this experience was “Grieve how you need to grieve.” I’m a pretty blunt person, so I didn’t think this would be a problem. However, it wasn’t the temptation to hide how I was feeling, it was… Continue reading The Grieving Process

Grief, Loss and Thanksgiving: Part Three

Part 3: Thanksgiving It’s been a week since I first got the diagnosis that I had lost our baby.  Despite the realities of our situation that I’ve experienced this week, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the silver lining blessings I’ve experienced as well.  I tend to describe my personality as an “annoying… Continue reading Grief, Loss and Thanksgiving: Part Three

Unsolicited Advice

I was on the phone yesterday with an advertiser.  I handle what little phone book ads we do at my company, and this was one of the bigger company reps.  He was very nice and polite, as most reps are.  The deadline for the book in question, however, was going to be towards the beginning… Continue reading Unsolicited Advice

Peace

I can’t believe it’s the end of the month, especially this month.  Life has been chaotic, uncertain, and just simply crazy.  I should have known it was going to be crazy since it started with Michael coming home with the stomach bug (which I never, thankfully, got).  As I’m now in full swing of my… Continue reading Peace

An Announcement of Emotions

I have hesitated about making a formal announcement regarding this for a while, going back and forth several times.  But I feel like it would be best to come clean so that I'm not misleading anyone in future posts.  The announcement is I am pregnant, and I'm due in early Spring. The day I got… Continue reading An Announcement of Emotions

Mercy

Sorry for the hiatus.  It’s been another crazy couple of weeks.  I continue to have a love-hate relationship with my technology.  My office manager is about to leave on maternity.  There are some transitions coming with our church family (new additions to the staff.  Very exciting!).  So, it’s just been an overall crazy couple of… Continue reading Mercy

Weeds

This weekend, I spent some time in the garden I planted earlier this spring.  I'm really happy with the outcome this year, so far. I've already harvested two okra  pods.  I also have broccoli, zucchini, mint and basil in the picture above (although, you can't see the mint because the zucchini leaves are in the… Continue reading Weeds

The Long Awaited Long Post

This wasn't the post I intended to write.  In fact, none of this has gone in any way that I planned, which being a planner and organizer at heart, really turned my world upside-down. It started in the month of March.  I got this crazy fatigue.  I was sleeping in every morning, which I haven't… Continue reading The Long Awaited Long Post