“Guest Post” from my 2011 Self…thoughts on Christmas!

Below is a post I wrote in 2011. Eight years seems like such a short time ago and yet a long time ago, too. These same types of thoughts have been on my mind recently, but from a different perspective. Those thoughts will make their way to a post soon. For now, I pray someone … Continue reading “Guest Post” from my 2011 Self…thoughts on Christmas!

Celebration Laced with Sadness

Yesterday, my amazing daughter graduated with her Masters Degree in School Guidance Counseling from a Christian university in our state. It was an exciting day! She's worked hard to get to this point in her life. She has found her calling and is excited for how she will be able to serve students and families … Continue reading Celebration Laced with Sadness

“Mom”-ing with Newly “Adult”-ed Children

As I have scrolled through FaceBook and Instagram over the last couple of weeks, the theme among many of my friends' posts is college, specifically sending their children off to college. For some, it's the first time. For others, it's either the first time with the next child or a new year for kids who … Continue reading “Mom”-ing with Newly “Adult”-ed Children

Throwback Thursday…Memories of Pap and Mom

I've thought a lot about my childhood lately. The focus on family. The times spent with my Mom and Pap. Activities with Daddy, Mama, and my sister, Becky. Holiday traditions. Big extended family gatherings. Cousins as close as brothers and sisters. What has me thinking about this? I'm not sure. It probably has to do … Continue reading Throwback Thursday…Memories of Pap and Mom

Feature Friday: Our Arbor’s Birth Diagnosis…as told by his Mommy

Arbor is our third grand-treasure. He has Down syndrome, which simply means he has an extra copy of chromosome 21. I asked his Mommy...my daughter-in-love, Stephanie, to write a guest post today telling the story of his birth diagnosis. It's such a sweet story of God's faithfulness even through unexpected times. Enjoy Steph's story and … Continue reading Feature Friday: Our Arbor’s Birth Diagnosis…as told by his Mommy

Being Momma…When My Kids Are All Grown Up

No one ever told me that the hardest phase of motherhood was letting your babies go when they're grown. Lots of people had advice for the newborn phase or toddler years or even the era of school-aged children. Each stage had it's own set of challenges and blessings. There are times during each of those … Continue reading Being Momma…When My Kids Are All Grown Up