I am in a season of life right now that is far from easy. I have spent the past few days just feeling run down, exhausted and ready to give up. Have you ever felt that way? Like nothing is okay and you no longer have the energy to even pretend like it is. I feel… Continue reading If And When
There seems to be a common theme in my life these days. I am reminded daily of the need to let go of the old in order to make room for the new. It’s taken a long time and a lot of prayer to begin to embrace this idea. I am someone who desperately wants… Continue reading Letting Go
For as many years as I can remember I was living a life with pretend “perfection.” To those on the outside it probably seemed like I was thriving. In reality I was struggling more each day to keep it all together. Everything was falling apart. I was falling apart. Last September my world as I… Continue reading Lifting The Veil
I have been in the chapel at our church countless times since Olivia’s funeral 3.5 years ago. But each time I’m in there all I can see is her casket sitting up on the altar surrounded by flowers. I can still feel the tightness in my chest as I walked out the door behind her… Continue reading This Is Grief
This past week a beautiful little girl who lives just 45 miles away died from brain cancer. Her death has affected me deeply. It has brought up so many emotions as I remember what the week we lost Olivia was like. When your child is diagnosed with cancer you know the possibility of losing them… Continue reading A Mother’s Tears
Why? Such a simple, but incredibly loaded question. It is the question on the mind of anyone who has suffered through incredible hardship or tragedy. It is the question we ask when we see someone we love or admire going through something difficult. It is a question I have asked myself on more than one… Continue reading Why?
The last five years have been anything but easy. Our family has suffered through countless tragedies and major stressors. Sometimes a smile after all of that can feel impossible to find. Happiness can seem elusive or like its all together a myth. I am not the same person I was five years ago. At that point… Continue reading Finding Happiness