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Who Knows Mom Best?

Mother’s day always feels like a bit of a letdown to me. Anyone else? I have learned over the years to let go of expectations. I have some pretty fabulous kids and a wonderful husband, but they’re not perfect. And they don’t always know what I want in any given moment. How could they? I don’t always know what I […]

The Joys of the Unexpected

I thought that when I had my third baby, our family was complete. My little blonde boy had been unexpected, but he brought a fullness to our family. But God had other plans. If Gibson was unexpected, you can probably imagine that finding out I was pregnant with our fourth was a complete shock. I had begun to dream again […]

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 […]

Woven Together

Four and a half years ago, my family made an impromptu trip to Kansas to help move my Mom into a nursing home. It was a somber trip, one that we were not quite prepared to take. One day, she had been full of life. The next, we thought that we would likely lose her. She doesn’t remember that we […]

Ten Year Blogiversary

Blogiversary is such a weird word and I don’t really like it. But I spent the last hour trying to find the very first blog post I ever wrote and since it did not have a helpful title (More Answers than Questions), it seems I am compelled to use a word I don’t particularly like, so that ten years from […]