Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month


October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. Ten years ago we lost our sweet baby during childbirth, she was stillborn. That day my heart felt ripped from my chest and my soul shattered. Holding my baby for the first, last, and only time. Sometimes I wish I could go back to that very moment and kiss her forehead one more time. Tell her how much I love her and I will miss her very much. Whisper in her ear that she will never be forgotten. Tell her it is not the end of our story and we will meet again. Physically holding her and whispering sweet … [Read more...]

It is well with my soul.

Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul. That is one of my favorite hymns and every time I hear the words so beautiful to my ears I am stricken with my own grief, hope, and peace mended through my soul. Have you ever read the history behind this famous hymn? A family loses their only son to scarlet fever leaving behind parents and three sister to mourn his death. The family was wealthy but lost all of their money in the real estate market when all of their property and family fortune was destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire. But … [Read more...]

beautiful things


Found this hidden beauty at the top of Mount Evans. It made me think of how small this beautiful creation was that God made at the top of a mountain. It was the only one I could find. I could easily have missed it and I almost didn't go on the hike. Isn't that how life is sometimes. We miss the beauty that surrounds. We miss the opportunities that he lays before us. Maybe we're scared, preoccupied, or just not seeking him to be aware. But when we take the time to see the small beauties around is the most beautiful thing is revealed. Our worth in Christ. Blessed are … [Read more...]

California Vacay


Our little family was able to get away and spend a week in San Diego with some of our best friends and see some family too! We had such a fun week visiting Coronado Beach,  San Diego Zoo, Sunset Cliffs, Torrey Pines, Palm Springs, swimming at the pool like everyday, and eating lots of yummy food!!! My husband and I were able to have two date nights too. We went to Coronado Beach and had dinner at Costa Azul which was amazing. We also went to Sunset Cliffs and had dinner at my favorite restaurant Puesto in Seaport Village. It was such a fun time for my family and I … [Read more...]


Rest is hard when you have so many to do lists, it's end of the year at school, parent demands, planning, and don't forget the daily stuff that has to be done. Rest is especially hard for my personality.  My brain is always on the go and ready for some kind of adventure. It is even hard for me to truly rest while I'm in recovery from surgery. I have tried and I have been forced too. But I have to share I have come to really see a potential love for rest. We all need rest. We all have busy lifestyles especially in this modern day world. Were constantly on the go, social … [Read more...]