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Book Review {rare bird}

Book Review {rare bird}

  rare bird: a memoir of loss and love Anna whiston-Donaldson I feel like I’m on a dark book trend. Books that are sad. Emotional. But also hopeful. Spots of happiness. Sometimes… even redeeming. This and the next book review will be in the same genre.  Since we had a week at camp I was(…)

Family Camp 2016 at White Sulpher Springs

Family Camp 2016 at White Sulpher Springs

We had an amazing opportunity to travel to White Sulpher Springs for family camp this past week. The week was better than we could have imagined! Top of the list for me was that there was no cooking, no snack making, no food prep what-so-ever!!!! I don’t think I’ve ever had a week out of(…)

Future Uncertainty

Future Uncertainty

There has been much uncertainty in life before, will I get invited to the party, did my perm turn out too curly, will he propose, did Dad say yes, will we get the house, when will the baby be born, is the baby deaf, how will we get health insurance, can we pay the mortgage(…)

Grip of Grief

Grip of Grief

In time you think the death grip that grief has on you starts to lesson. You think it starts to fade a little and back off. A little light starts to shine again. Little things start to bring some joy. Life starts to have a bit of light in the darkness. But just as you(…)

Just a quick update

Just a quick update

I feel like I have so much to say and yet not so much to say at the same time.  It’s been a hard past few weeks as evidenced by my last post.  Just a deep yearning for a new little one to join our family and yet that time hasn’t come.  It seemed that(…)

Though You Slay Me

Though You Slay Me

I’ve been having a pitty party lately. It’s spring and there is new life everywhere. Last week four friends announced new pregnancies to me. I love these Mamas and I love these little ones just conceived. I’m sad for me. I want that to be me. But it’s not. There is an emptiness. I miss(…)

Mother’s Day – Joy in Sorrow

Mother’s Day – Joy in Sorrow

I’m not usually sentimental, or a deep thinker. I don’t listen to my heart and allow myself to think, feel and be. I tend to be one to push through, carry on, and use will power to make things happen. But that’s changing. I’m learning to slow down, let myself think and feel. I’m allowing(…)

Book Review: {From A Heart of Stone}

Book Review: {From A Heart of Stone}

From A Heart of Stone By, Rachel Godfrey This is a new type of book review! But one that I’m excited about! This is written by a dear friend of mine. We became friends soon after I graduated nursing schools and was a baby nurse! She took me under her wing and shared much knowledge(…)

My Baby…

My Baby…

I miss my baby boy. He was due to be born today. But he won’t be. I did get to hold him this past November, but not nearly long enough. And I will never again get to hold him on this earth. I miss that… A lot.