When Your List Blows Away

Hope cuddled on my chest, finally lulled to sleep by her favorite quiet music and the steady rhythm of the rocking chair. I was looking forward to the couple hours of nap time to check off some things on my to do list. Maybe I'd even treat myself to an episode of a show off … Continue reading When Your List Blows Away

All Things New

The dog woke me up. Too early for my alarm to have gone off, but not quite early enough that it was worth going back to bed. So I let him outside and settled on the couch in the quiet of an otherwise still asleep house and opened my Bible on my lap. Outside the … Continue reading All Things New

Even If

Recently I found the classic VeggieTales movie Rack, Shack and Benny to watch with Natalie for the first time. While I nostalgically sang along with tunes I hadn't heard in years, Natalie anxiously half-covered her eyes with her hands. "I don't want to see the fire," she pleaded. She has learned the real story of … Continue reading Even If

Choose Life

A year ago today we sat in the ultrasound room as a doctor presented us with a choice. Since then I've felt, many times, that I should share this piece of our story, but something always held me back. Even now I'm anxious remembering those moments and considering how to piece together what I want … Continue reading Choose Life