Category Archives: Parenting

Beyond the Bunny: The Real Magnificence of the Passover

I left my apartment early Friday morning and headed over to the Dollar Tree. I wanted to grab a few things for Makaio and Mikayla’s Easter basket before they ran out of stock. I walked up and down the rows … Continue reading

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Home is Where Jesus is

I positioned my right foot on the edge of the lower bookshelf and grasped the rail of my upper bunk with my left hand. I hoisted myself up and flung forward, letting the momentum deliver me directly to the pillow. I nestled my … Continue reading

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A Joyful Journey

Today is Mikayla’s 3rd birthday! It’s a special day for us because we remember what God has brought us through! Happy Birthday to our daughter, Mikayla Brielle, who  makes us laugh every day! Mikayla you bring us so much joy … Continue reading

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A Little Turbulence Changed My World

I hate flying. I don’t know many people who enjoy it. Let’s face it…at 30,000 ft. death seems way more likely. As soon as the plane gets onto the runway my anxiety level skyrockets and my prayer life (I shamefully … Continue reading

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Mikayla’s Journey Through Open Heart Surgery

Life at its best is swaddled in hardships. This realization engulfed me as the Intensive Care Doctors whisked my new baby away from me seconds after they lay her on my chest. The next time I saw her, she was … Continue reading

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The Heart of a Miracle: Our TGA Baby

Every life is a miracle. Ponder what the psalmist says about the creation of life and how precious it is in the sight of God.  “You formed my inward parts; you wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give … Continue reading

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Part II…The Power of Words to Heal the Soul

Sympathy… I got lots of it. Well-intentioned, loving, caring friends and family poured forth their consolations.  Hearing things like I’m so sorry this happened to you, or they should have done more to help you, and why did they allow you to labor for that … Continue reading

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