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



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 →

Showing Up in 2018

So it is the last day of 2017. What a year. As a family we had many ups and downs, and as a nation it was somehow even wilder. Some people really enjoy taking these last moments of the year... Continue Reading →

Some thoughts at the end of NaBloPoMo

Today is the last day of November, the 30th day of the month in which I challenged myself to write daily. I'm almost to the finish line, and as I limp towards it here are a few of the things... Continue Reading →

I am thankful for…

How could I let the month go by without a list of things I am thankful for? I decided to use prompts this year to think outside of my box a little bit. Josh's cologne, which has changed a few... Continue Reading →

Happy Thanksgiving!

This afternoon, K sneezed and Josie said, "Bless you, Hatie." and then proceeded to bless the rest of us or good measure. "Bless you, Bubba.┬áBless you, Daddy. Bless you, Mommy." I rounded it out with a "Bless you, Josie." It... Continue Reading →

How To Meet The Love of Your Life in 16 Easy Steps

Step One: Be 13 years old. Set up an account on 104KRBE's Cyberlove message board. Probably lie about your age, at least slightly. Step Two: Go to the "Friend Seeking Friend" section. Step Three: Initiate messaging with spacemanZERO. This is... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Podcasts

Pantsuit Politics. If I could only recommend ONE podcast, it would be this one. It is a political podcast by two women who are friends from college, have different political views (one R, one D) and discuss current events in... Continue Reading →

My Savior Is Not

Hate. He is love. Walls. He is a table open to all. Nationalism. He is about His Kingdom. Discrimination. He is unity. Indifferent or skeptical of our pain. He climbs down into our grief and hurts with us. Pull yourself... Continue Reading →


   This year I am thankful for so many things that no matter how many things I name here, there will be just as many, if not more that go unnamed. But here are a few anyway... I am thankful... Continue Reading →

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