• From My Life

    Hopes for My Girls

      I hoped I would have a little girl someday. And now I have THREE. As they grow, so do my hopes. I hope I instill confidence in them to know that they are strong, capable, and important. I hope they know that they are dearly loved not only by me, their father, and our friends and family, but also by an Almighty God who will never leave nor forsake them. I hope that I can model that love for them with my life. I hope that they allow their faith to be an anchor for their souls. I hope that when storms come, they draw near and hold fast…

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    Goodbye, Early Motherhood

      As the end of summer approaches, I feel a sad longing to press the pause button on life— to live in this season forever. And yet, I feel contentment, knowing that I have relished this time and cherished so many special moments. When life threatened to distract me, I replied swiftly “No, not right now, Life. I have more important things to do.” I am equally excited and filled with anticipation for this next season. My first daughter will begin kindergarten and spend five whole mornings per week away from home. My second will be on her own in preschool for the first time and I can’t wait to…

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    Reminders and Rainbows

    Normally, I love seeing my Facebook memories pop up and remind me of what I posted “on this day.” ​ Today, however, Facebook reminded me of a pregnancy announcement I made on this day two years ago. Which means in a few days, I will be reminded of the day I called the doctor and asked Facebook for prayers, because I knew something was wrong. And a few days after that, I’ll be reminded of how I shared with you all what was going on. How I’d had a scare, but I was waiting in agony on test results. How I was terrified but hopeful. And in a few more…