February & Me | 2018


loving.  Sweet Baby Sawyer!!!  I’m so glad we got to meet and snuggle her!

needing. Spring!

wanting.  Sloane to sleep through the night again…..

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January & Me | 2018


loving.  That the Olympics will be starting in just a few days!

needing. To get started on the baby quilt for our niece who will be arriving in February.

wanting. To continue putting the Word before the World as I’m reading through the Bible in one year.

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Peace | One Year Later

It has been one year since my mom went to walk with our Lord and Savior, free of all the physical pain she was experiencing on Earth.  I thought for the longest time that I would never write a post about my mom’s passing because what is there to say?  But it has now been a year without hearing her voice, giving her a hug or having her hold my girls.  I feel like there is A LOT to say but what I want to focus on is how great our God is.

I expected to break down.  I honestly thought that at some point during this year I would completely break down.  Mother’s Day without mom, the birth of our baby girl without mom, Peyton’s birthday without Gramma, a trip back to Indiana without mom, my first birthday without mom, our first Thanksgiving without mom, our first Christmas without mom, our first you-name-it without mom.

But God.  

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Thanksgiving | 2017

We celebrated Thanksgiving with my dad, brother, sister-in-law and nephew.  We cooked a feast for at least 20 and are still eating the leftovers but it was such a good day with all of us together.  This was our first Thanksgiving since my mom passed away at the beginning of the year and not a second went by that I didn’t wish she was here to hug, to hear her laugh, and to have her hold the grandbabies.  Although we all felt like a piece of heart was missing, we ate, we laughed and we were all together.  That is what I’m thankful for.

I also started a new tradition – starting with a plate of 5 kernels of (pop)corn and reading a short story about thanksgiving.



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