Another new year has begun and I can’t help but be struck by how different the beginning of this new year is compared to the last. On January 4, 2017 I made the most difficult decision of my life when I chose to officially end my nearly 8 year long marriage to my high school… Continue reading New Year & New Beginnings
Lately I’ve been feeling stuck in a kind of twilight zone. I’ve been living with part of my heart in the past while the rest of me has moved on towards the future. I’ve been walking on eggshells trying desperately to avoid upsetting the balance between my old life and the new as I take… Continue reading A New Season
The day I lost my only daughter, Olivia, to brain cancer my heart shattered. Something deep inside of me broke. And ever since that awful moment on October 22, 2013 I have been living as an incomplete person. She was part of me and living without her now just doesn’t feel right. For 4 years… Continue reading Piece By Piece
2017 is quickly coming to an end and it has me reflecting on how much life has changed this year. This has been a year of transitions and new beginnings. Some of those transitions have been horribly painful while others have been truly great. 2017 was the year my marriage officially ended after separating near… Continue reading Embracing The New
It’s been 4 years baby girl. Four years since I got to hold you or feel your sweet little lips on my cheek. Four years since I heard your laugh or have been able to run my fingers through your beautiful brown hair. And I miss it all. I miss you. My anxiety has been… Continue reading Beauty In The Mud
People ask me often how I can cling to my faith the way I do after losing my only daughter to brain cancer before she even made it to her 2nd birthday. And the answer to that question always takes me back to the night Olivia died. Watching a loved one, especially your child, die… Continue reading She Saw Jesus
Today I woke up with a sick feeling in my stomach. It has been this way each morning for at least a week. I have known what’s coming and I am anything but prepared. This week is packed full off anniversaries. Each one even worse than the one before it. And my heart just isn’t… Continue reading How Could I Say Goodbye?