Joy

Is it possible to love again?

Growing up I never wanted anything more than the ability to be a wife and a mom one day.  It seemed like I waited forever for the love of my life to come along and for the two of us to become a family.  I knew how lucky I was to find someone to love… Continue reading Is it possible to love again?

Grief · Joy

You Are Not Alone…

You know that time when you shared your heart with that friend because the struggle you were facing seemed to be too big to handle on your own?  You needed a sounding board and someone to hear all the anxieties and worries and tell you that you were not alone? Maybe you didn’t need advice… Continue reading You Are Not Alone…

Joy

The Road Less Traveled…

Have you ever found yourself at a crossroads trying to determine which way to turn?  Have you wondered what outcome a certain decision could make and stood anticipating the possible difficulty of the way ahead?  If you could see a road filled with potholes and struggles, would you keep going, or would you choose a… Continue reading The Road Less Traveled…

Challenge · Joy

Lord, send me… just not there…

If I’m being complete honest, I have to admit that sometimes I’m scared to be used by the Lord.  I’m scared of the effort that it will take, I’m scared of how far it will stretch me.  And I’m scared that it will take me to places where I am not comfortable going. I try… Continue reading Lord, send me… just not there…

Joy

Is it okay to be okay after losing someone?

I met someone the other day who upon chatting about the loss of Ben started to cry for us, for me and the children and our loss.  I think they were a little surprised when I said, “don’t cry, really, we are in a good place right now.” I walked away wondering if I sounded… Continue reading Is it okay to be okay after losing someone?

Joy

Father to the Fatherless…

I knew Father’s Day was going to be hard for me this year.  I spent weeks going back and forth about how I should spend it and changing plans with friends and family because I didn’t know if I wanted us to be alone or with other people.  I debated letting the day pass by… Continue reading Father to the Fatherless…

Joy

Staying out of the pit of “what if”

I am a worrier by nature.  I worry about what I wear, and how I look, and about what I feed myself and my kids.  I worry that I am making bad decisions and that I am messing all our lives up.  And I worry that one day I am going to look back and… Continue reading Staying out of the pit of “what if”