I felt it in my stomach. It wasn’t a cramp or a stomach ache. It was a sharp pain. I hadn’t felt this feeling since February but I knew exactly what it was. It was my body’s way of saying, “Hey, something is not right.” ANXIETY IS A (insert cuss word). I’m sure I’m not… Continue reading ANXIETY IS A…..
We are all powerless more than ever. Every single one of us. Every one is dealing with the effects of COVID-19. Every time you turn the news on, COVID-19 is being highlighted. On social media, someone is sharing about it. We are in the middle of history in the making. This will go down as… Continue reading Seeing People & Sharing Hope
There is a cute little window that sits right above my kitchen sink. When we were looking at our house for the first time, I noticed this window immediately. I imagined it being a perfect place to set plants on and display the little flowers my boys would bring me after playing outside. Two years… Continue reading A Resting Season Is Not A Wasted Season
In 2016, God told me to write something down during a writer’s conference. It was the first time in my life I felt him physically prompt me to do something. I wrote down 4 words. I have only ever told my husband what God told me to write down that day. I believe it is… Continue reading When God Gives You A Dream
Many of my memories as a child are in broken up in pieces. I remember specifically one afternoon after my mom got my sisters and I from school, we went to the sonic drive thru. I used to love sonic back in the day. I remember sensing on this day in particular something seemed off… Continue reading Loving People is Hard
Marriage. It’s incredibly hard. It’s beautiful. It’s fun. It’s all the things. I love my marriage. As a child of divorce, I knew I wanted my marriage to last. I needed it to but I little did I know how much work went into having a healthy, long-lasting marriage. I got married very young. I… Continue reading Marriage+Counseling
Things are different now. Foster Care has taken a pause in our lives and we are transitioning to the feeling of permanency in our home now that Ahngel’s adoption is finalized. We can all officially move forward without the involvement of so many people checking in along with the weekly meetings. We can create a… Continue reading One Day at A Time
My son gave me permission to share this with you. It’s a glimpse of what last year was like for us and where we are now. I hope this encourages you wherever you are in the midst of this holiday season. The holidays are especially hard for some. Sometimes the Christmas season can remind people… Continue reading Holidays, Hardship, & Hope
I used to think that my children’s behavior were a direct reflection in how well I was doing as a parent. This became very evident to me when my younger boys were very little and I would take them on outings. Our outings mostly consisted of frequent trips to target, Chickfila, or the park. I… Continue reading What is a “Good Mom” Anyways?
I wrote this last spring when I was in a really hard place. If you find yourself in a similar place I hope it encourages you. You are not alone. Everyone struggles. It’s okay to not be okay. I was reminded of this at a counseling appointment last week. It has stuck with me and… Continue reading Allow Yourself to Feel