thankful for our Jamie

    It happens to me Every kid Every birthday Another trip around the sun I get so emotional Not in a selfish No you cant grow up way But in a wow, already? it can't be way My third born will be two in hours and its bittersweet I like to take these milestones…

You Can’t Judge a Book by its Social Media Cover

Today I was reminded by a dear friend of mine something that has secretly been nagging me and that is how most times blogs, Instagram and Facebook, usually set up other mothers and friends for failure.   What do I mean by that ? The one picture I post of my beautiful kids, life, husband…

You are enough, in Christ.

Today marks our 100 th day of homeschool.   I didn't even realize it until I updated my attendance log .   Wow, its a big deal for us, okay maybe just me.   Most of you don't know this, but I NEVER thought I would be a Homeschool Mom   It was through conviction,…

New Year 2017

  res•o•lu•tion - a firm decision to do or not do something Sounds to me a lot like change. My family could have never been prepared for the changes that God had in store for us this year. 2016 brought us many days of laughter, sunshine, beach babies, stinky diapers & baseball games; but mostly…

all the firsts

First Christmas after loss is hard. Every day, every event, is hard. But all the "firsts' cut a little deeper. I know even though my husband will be smiling when he watches his boys squeal in excitement opening up their  gifts, he will have one thought on his mind, D A D And that's okay,…

it’s okay not to be merry this Christmas

Everyone around us is happy. Carefree and all into the Christmas season. Not us. We lost our  grandfather, father, friend less than two weeks ago. No. I don't want to say "Merry Christmas " And I don't want to buy you a gift. Our tree is up because the boys asked for it. I sound like…

rain, rain, go away 

You know when God makes the weather match your mood,I don't know if that makes it worse or better. I think sometimes it's for the better. Some days we need to look around and see what we are feeling all around us, not just bottled up inside. So today, we are thankful for this dark,…