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Hilarious, Joyful, Medically Complex. Food Allergies, Mito, CHD. Toddler, Tween, Teen. A new adventure every day.

Here, God’s love is for everyone.

Today at church we celebrated Pride Sunday. I was asked to share a little about what the inclusivity of our church means to me, and this is what I said. This first time I visited this church, I was a... Continue Reading →

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Their lives are just as precious.

Last night, I was awakened by a small voice. It said, "Mama." I waited a moment. It said, "Mama! Hold me." So I said, "Come up here with me." The owner of the little voice scrambled up into my bed... Continue Reading →

Small things.

A week ago, there was another school shooting and this time it happened in our area. 10 more lives were taken. It is a thing that words do not touch, a thing that is too big and too grievous and... Continue Reading →

I hope Friday finds you, too.

Today, as I was driving my girls home from the hospital (routine tube change for K), my mind wandered back to our church Seder meal last night and how lovely it was. My mind was full of images of my... Continue Reading →

Darkness, birth, and bearing with each other through it all…

A few weeks ago, the discussion during our Lenten book study at church (which has been lovely all around and I highly recommend the book linked to above) revolved around how terrible humans tend to be at experiencing pain and... Continue Reading →

The Power of Stories

About a year ago, I wrote a post that went viral. Dan Rather's news site News and Guts shared it, and over a hundred thousand people read it. It was a post about our experiences with the brokenness of the... Continue Reading →

Sending Our Kids to School Should Not Be Terrifying

I feel like my heart has been rubbed raw lately. We've been dealing with some big things in our family, in addition to yet another school shooting where so many kids' (who were the same ages as my children) lost... Continue Reading →

Thirteen

K is thirteen today. Can you believe that?! It seems almost impossible, but she grew up so much while she was 12, it also seems exactly right. Her 13th trip around the sun was full of immense challenges and hardship,... Continue Reading →

This One’s For My Gals!

Me and my gals have seen each other through break-ups, marriages, pregnancy scares, divorces, new babies, moves, new jobs, real-life brushes with death, morning sickness,  hospital stays, depression and anxiety, sick kids, challenging family dynamics, illnesses, potty-training, preparing to send... Continue Reading →

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