Over the last month I have been working to keep things in the right perspective. Sometimes it’s easier to see the negative things in a situation and overlook the positives.  I am in the final stretch. With less than 10 weeks until my due date, the to-do list can sometimes seem daunting. I so desperately … More Perspective

Heavens Birthday

A year ago today I said hello and goodbye all at once. You made me a mom. When I lost you, I lost part of me. I long so deeply for what was taken from me.  The last year has been the hardest year of my life. Losing a child is devastating beyond words. But … More Heavens Birthday

Seeing My Promises

A lot has happened in the last couple of months, and I had multiple post topics in mind but they never got written. So instead I’ll wrap it all up in one and start from the beginning.  When Joel and I returned from Mexico I started substituting at a local elementary. This was a step … More Seeing My Promises

God Provides

Two months ago, I started a new job. And I absolutely love it. I work as a teacher’s aide with second grade students. I never imagined so would like teaching, but I love working with the kids everyday. My job is temporary and currently only gauranteed until the end of the school year. But I … More God Provides

Growing Pains

The last three months have been a time of stretching and growing. Coming back from Mexico I felt a little lost. I’ve prayed about missions for the last four years. I had the opportunity to do what I wanted, but it wasn’t the right time. Talk about discouraging. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so glad … More Growing Pains

Adjusting to Home

I had full intentions of writing several days ago, but time always seemed to get away from me. We have been home for three and a half weeks, but it feels more like three and a half months. Life is so much busier here. Plus the holidays had us extra busy. And since we only … More Adjusting to Home


Yesterday I said goodbye to my coworkers. I cleaned off my desk and walked out of the office one last time. I had mix of emotions on my drive home. But of all the emotions I felt, I probably felt love the most. Over the last few days I’ve been given countless gifts, cards, hugs, … More Goodbyes