I am going to be real here, I had a terrible Thanksgiving. I am almost glad for the weekend to be over, because it has to get better. I came home from work early on Wednesday because I felt terrible. Great news, I had a fever! Continue reading “We Have Hope”
I used to be a size 4. Now I’m not. The stereotypical woman gets pregnant and gets to eats whatever she wants. Not me. I have to watch my diet like a hawk, carefully counting carbs and sodium grams, even opting for fruit salad over birthday cake on my birthday.
My son was grumbling that it was too hot. Inside I am screaming, “Really? Did we just not have the coldest, snowiest winter ever? It was the polar vortex for goodness sake. Now it’s Memorial Day and 84 and you want to complain? What is the matter with you?” Continue reading “Enjoy This Moment”
Even family members were surprised that I decided to have a third child. Preclampsia, gestational diabetes, miscarriages, bed-rest, induced pregnancies, NICU stays, over-dosed TWICE. Why do this again? Continue reading “I Love Being a Mom”
Thoughts danced in my head of how I would live if I won the lotto. The career path I would take, the house I would build, the vacations I would take, the children I would adopt, the donations I would make. Continue reading “If I won the Lotto”
You wonder when the loneliness will end. Will it ever be over? I have learned that if you are not content now, you will not be content once your circumstances change. Continue reading “I Love a Lonely Day – Part 4”
“Not without design does God write the music of our lives. Be it ours to learn the tune, and not be dismayed at the ‘rests’. They are not to be slurred over, not to be omitted, not to destroy the melody, not to change the keynote. If we look up, God Himself will beat the tune for us. Continue reading “I Love a Lonely Day – Part 3”
I spent too long believing I was living Plan B. I thought that if I had just done X, Y and Z, I would be living Plan A. For now I was waiting, doing my “penance” – until Plan A would magically appear, and my “real” life would start and I would live happily ever after. Continue reading “Plan B”
“Nearly all of God’s jewels are crystallized tears.*” It is so hard. Why do we have to go through hard times? I know they bring me closer to God, but it hurts so much!
It is often the painful things in life that later bring us great joy because it is only then that God’s true power is seen clearly. When I am weak, He is strong. Continue reading “I Love a Lonely Day – part 2”
In every person there is a God-given desire to love and to be loved. It is not uncommon to go through a season of loneliness. In those seasons it is natural to try and stop the loneliness by filling it with other things. Many times these things are good: Continue reading “I Love a Lonely Day – part 1”