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The One Where She Graduated

Dear Lindsay, When I told your Dad that I wouldn’t speak at your graduation and instead wait to write my words to you, I did so with the expectation that the words would come easily. After all, there are eighteen years of memories. There are countless hopes and dreams I have for you. There are so many things that I […]

On Your Eighteenth Birthday

  Dear Lindsay, When I think back to the day you were born, I can see how God was orchestrating our story from the very beginning. You were hoped for and loved long before you came to be, a fulfillment of deep longings and desires in my heart. God used that time in my life to slowly peel back my […]

Advice for my Middle School Daughter

Dear Middle School Daughter of Mine, This weekend, you became a teenager. I have thoughts of is this possible?!! and where did the time go?!!! But the truth is that 13 seems to fit you just right. It helps that you surpassed me in height this year. You have also faced some trials that have helped you to grow into yourself. Your […]

On Transitions and Growing Up

For the first 10 years of our ministry, I was a youth group leader, involved in every event, leading small groups, chaperoning on trips. I loved it. But around the 6 year mark of our youth ministry, I started having babies and it changed my level of involvement. It didn’t change my love for youth, but it did change how […]

Pick me! Pick me!

When I was a little girl, I had a yellow blanket, my blankie, that I took everywhere with me. I would rub it against my cheek as I would suck my thumb. I loved it so much that I wanted to share it with everyone. I have distinct memories of rubbing it against the cheeks of family members and friends. […]