Remember before. Before you had kids of your own and you made mental notes about how you would never do this or that or the other? Yup. Me too. Remember when you were pregnant and women (and men) of all ages came out of the woodwork to give you advice? Yup. Me too. How'd that work out for you… Continue reading What do you mean there’s no Instruction Manual?
So, as part of my focus this year on gratitude and being present in the moment I've decided I would also like to revisit all the notes that take on a regular basis. If you've ever seen me in real-life, I'm always writing something down. Mostly because I just turned 40, so I'm old, I… Continue reading How YOU doin’? When “Pastor-Talk” Meets a Friends Reference
Finally. It’s just after dinner and I have a moment to sit down but not at the counter, or my desk, or the toy car-covered living room floor, or the dinner table, but on the couch in my living room. Work is finished, laundry is folded (well, probably - I’m at least pretending it is),… Continue reading Love with Two Hands
I sang a song – again.I sang a silly song today, it went a little something like this…”chicky-chicken nuggets, cheesy-cheese cubes. Peas and car-rots, peas and car-rots, yum yum yum in the tum tum tum.” Obviously, Kanye will defer to me as the “musical genius” from now until the end of time. I have mad… Continue reading I Sang A Song – Again
If you know me at all, you know that I am an open book. I quite literally will tell you anything you want to know about me. I have little, really nothing, to hide. This blog post reveals some of the darkest pages to become a part of my life book. I will warn you.… Continue reading What I’m Ready to Share About Infant Loss: Demise & Wicked Emotion
I plan to share the whole story of John Karl's loss. So many friends and family, and even strangers have been so supportive of us during this darkness. Some have asked questions, some have used others to ask questions, some have been too afraid to ask. I've learned, thus far, that hearing what others have… Continue reading What I’m Ready to Share About Infant Loss:The Backstory