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One of my most vivid memories of my mom is watching her put on make-up.  I remember her sitting in the bathroom with her little magnifying mirror plucking, smoothing, drawing, “putting her face on” as she always says. My mom would never, ever, consider “leaving the house without her face on.”  Ever. As I grew

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What’s been keeping me too busy to sit at the computer long enough to respond to emails, let alone pour my thoughts into a blog post you ask?  Wellllll, let me just show you a little bit about that: Not only is there actually a space available for me to have a canning storage shelf

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This stuff is too good to forget, so I’ve been taking notes!  Our little budding theologian has had a lot to say lately.  I can hardly believe he is preparing to enter his last year in the single digits!  What an amazing young man he is becoming.  I love that he is so comfortable in

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Even though 9 months have passed since we had/lost Sophia, I still have no idea what I am doing.  I still don’t understand how to do this.  I struggle with knowing where to go from here.  I struggle with knowing just how much people want to hear about her, or how little.  I struggle with

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My dear husband and I recently found ourselves with a whole evening of time out for a date. Just the two of us. We had a nice dinner, which cost us $3 after a gift card from friends, then walked around a big local mall(a place that we RARELY spend time in). While we walked

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I have a confession to make…. Before we had kids, I used to try to talk people out of homeschooling.  I used to think it was weird and those poor kids would never be able to make friends and have experiences that “normal” kids do.  I used to think that no matter how smart the

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It’s not that I haven’t felt thankful.  But I am in a funk.  The holidays, the lack of sleep, the never-ending to-do list, the cleaning and laundry that I can’t seem to get a grip on, the emotions that vary from minute to minute.  Exhausting.  But today I choose to look back at this month

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Twenty weeks ago today my whole world changed.  My worst nightmare came true and I am still trying to wrap my brain around that fact.  As a family we are healing and learning to live this new life without one of our members.  The hole left by Sophia is as obvious today as it was

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::This morning I struggled, really struggled, to get out of bed at 4:50am to go to strength training class, finally mustered up the will but only because I know that I get tomorrow off. ::During conversation with dear husband found out that our health insurance premiums will likely go up yet again.  Possibly 18% more.

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It is hard to believe that nearly 16 weeks have passed since we had Sophia.  3 1/2 months.  I don’t know how the days keep moving but they do.  God’s grace truly is sufficient enough for us.  Without it, this life would not be possible.  Although I still think about her every single moment of