I'm a little behind in this post, New Year's has passed and I'm just getting around to writing about what I feel my focus should be...but that's how it goes. When I sat to reflect on what I wanted to be mindful of as I embark on a new calendar year, two words came brightly … Continue reading Simple & Committed
This week we got the news we are officially approved as Foster Parents. One step closer to growing our family a less traditional way. Since being approved I've been thinking a lot about what it means to be prepared.... Of course our training aimed to "prepare us" for what it is going to take to … Continue reading PREPARED
We have officially finished all of our training, almost ALL of our paperwork, and our last home visit is scheduled. We are in the home stretch of the approval process and soon will just be waiting until we get that first life-changing call. Right now we mostly feel nervous. I am nervous we won't be able … Continue reading Foster-to- Adopt Update: Part 3
Our family is at the start of a new beginning! We are entering a part of our lives where grace reaches down from Heaven, nudges our hearts to step out to love a little more than we thought possible. By Grace we have what we need to make this God-inspired dream a reality. We are … Continue reading The House.
We did it! We built a coop, run and currently have little chicks running around in our backyard. While we are still months from being able to collect fresh eggs from these guys (yay!), we are still so excited about our six new additions to our family! Our kids helped us name our birds, so … Continue reading DIY Chicken Coop and Run
If I stop and pause, I can see it... Fourteen years ago now, I met a sweet recent high school graduate. He was kind, thoughtful, brought me burnt CD’s and opened my car door for me… what more could any 17 year old ask for? I fell hard and fast. Fast forward, to now… We … Continue reading How to Keep Love at the Center of Your Marriage
A thing happens in life, you hit ruts. You have days you want to throw your hands up in the air and just give up...you hope to try something, anything new.... just as long as your not doing the same old thing. On occasion this impulse, this pulling can nudge us into new spaces. Push us … Continue reading For the days you wanna quit..
Almost finished up with my list of 1,000 tiny things that I'm so thankful for. Summertime is my favorite. There are so many tiny blessings, starting with sunshine, that fill the days. I'm thankful for seasons of rest and joy that prepare us for the fall and routines. Enjoy these last weeks of summer my … Continue reading 1,000 Thanks (part 8)
I've been slow to complete this 100.... The past two months have felt tough for me. I've dipped into some pretty dark places and probably working on my list would have helped! With spring in the air I feel a new wave of grace for myself and our family. It seems in life more stressful … Continue reading 1,000 thanks (part 6)
Here goes part 5 of my list of 1,000 thanks. the more I take time for this list, the more I love this practice. My realization this week as I look at my list, I have room for more love. There is always room for more. ❤️❤️ 500. Two boys snuggle in bed with me … Continue reading 1,000 thanks (part 5)