Watch Me Mommy

Our boys love to talk to us, some of them more (ok, MUCH more) than others. Today as I was checking email my little Bug came up and stood right next to me. Bug: "Mommy look." Me: "uh huh sweetie" (not really paying attention) Bug: "Watch me Mommy, watch me" (in his happy little voice) At that moment a light bulb went on. Not only did I realize that I needed to drop everything right then and there and listen to one of my little 4 year olds, but I also realized that we all need to be ... [ Read More ]

A Matter of the Heart

The heart... The heart begins beating less than a month after conception and continues (of course) until the day of our death. It is one of the most incredible muscles of the body and was perfectly designed. It is what we refer to not only for it's technical life giving aspect, but also in regards to relationships, love, feelings, and much more. I guess you could say that much of our lives rotate around the heart. When the heart begins to fail... both physically and relationally it is a major ... [ Read More ]

Breathe

One day at a time. One adventure at a time. One child at a time (ok two in the case of the twins). One moment at a time. Breathe. Sometimes being a mom feels like a balancing act. Ok, a lot of the time. There are little lives in our care and we are totally responsible for the health and well being of those little people (or not so little as the case may be). I can't tell you how many times that thought alone has overwhelmed me. I in my totally fallible humanity, have been put in charge of ... [ Read More ]

An Amazing Life

So here's the bottom line: Living the Truth is not at all about being religious...it is so much simpler than that. Christ didn't walk around beating everyone over the head...it's so important to remember the genuine, human nature of his life. His love and acceptance of the people that so many saw as unclean and the ultimate sacrifice he made for all of us...regardless of our shame, regardless of our past, regardless of our future. My Pastor had so many stories and amazing illustrations through ... [ Read More ]

Oh For Crying In the Night

As many of you know, we have had our fair share of sleep problems with the twins. They still end up in bed with us at some point in the night more often than not. I cringe to admit that because I honestly never thought that would be the case for me since my older children slept through the night so well. The last few nights however, they have stayed in their bed through the night. But we are finding them to be particularly quirky. They don't lay one way, they like to sprawl out all over the ... [ Read More ]

Holding Pattern?

Life is such an interesting complex mix of events isn't it? We're still dealing with far too many illnesses and injuries to count, but i'm trying to also find the fun little things mixed in. This has been a huge challenge for me as the natural course of things when you are in the midst of depression is to see the negative and feel overwhelmed. That said though, I am definitely trying to make a purposeful attempt at finding at least one good or funny thing each day. To move out of a state of ... [ Read More ]

Safe

Yep, it's been a few weeks since I've shared a song that is speaking to me, here's this weeks though. Safe by Phil Wickham from his album Heaven & Earth.  I hope it blesses you today. ... [ Read More ]

When Push Comes to Shove

Life isn't perfect. We live in an imperfect world filled with imperfect people and things. That is just the way it is. We all have to come to terms with that sooner or later in order to move on and enjoy life despite it's imperfections. As a mom, one of the most difficult parts of life is the fact that we cannot always protect our children from illness, injury and emotional hurt.  I've talked about this difficulty before, primarily in reference to the emotional horror of my oldest son's ... [ Read More ]