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My Road to Mother’s Day

May 12, 2017

Happy Friday! I want to wish all of the mothers out there a very happy day on Sunday! This will be my first Mother’s Day… insert a million emotions here. Mother’s Day for so many years always brought a deep pain to my heart. It was so hard sitting through Mother’s Day church service, year after year, attempting to have a grateful heart for all of the mothers in the congregation but really just wanting to curl in my bed…

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This is not a post about Gilmore Girls.

December 16, 2016

I had planned on writing and sharing my Gilmore Girls recap for you all today, as well as adding a linkup so we all could read everyone’s thoughts on the GG Revival but then I caught some kind of bug this week, have had an energy level of about 2, and have been knee deep in all things life. But mostly, my heart has been so very heavy for Aleppo. I could write a novel in itself about all of…

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When there are no explanations

June 20, 2016

Real talk today, ok? If we were having coffee, and you convinced me to stop asking you questions and to instead answer yours (and I’d really fight you on that for a good ten minutes), I would tell you that the month of May was… hard. So hard. It was beautiful and heartbreaking, all at the same time. Christian and I were on quite the roller coaster ride in our adoption journey last month, a ride I feel I’m just…

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The Hope I Have is BIGGER.

June 14, 2016

Truth: I haven’t known what to say in this space for the last week. Like, what to really say. I have a huge list of “blog topics” for when I might find myself in some sort of a blogging rut but that’s not what this is. I was excited, and relieved, to have my sweet friend Bekah’s post to share with you all yesterday – about her upcoming and very important mission trip to India. But leading up to that…

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In honor of Joey Martin Feek.

November 11, 2015
November Yellow Leaves

Some of you may have read/heard/seen the news coverage on Joey Feek and her battle with cancer. You may have read that she will soon leave behind her husband and her baby, to be reunited with Jesus again. And while most know Joey as Joey+Rory the country duo, I know Joey as Joey Martin, the girl who encouraged me to ride the tallest & fastest rides with her at Kings Island, the girl who showed my brother and me how to…

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A Mission of Hope, Love, and Friendship: Kenya.

October 2, 2014

As most of you know, my parents recently returned from a medical mission trip in Kenya. Last week, I shared the end of their trip, the safari part. Today, I’m sharing with you the actual mission part. Since I was not actually on this trip, although hearing all of their stories and seeing pictures – sometimes I feel like I might have been there, I wanted to let them tell you a little bit more about their experience. When and…

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Sometimes His plans include heartbreak. But in it is also HOPE.

September 11, 2014

Sometimes the things we plan for, the things we plan to share on here, change – and I know that’s okay. This was not the post I’d planned to share today – in fact, I had a completely different post written, scheduled, and all set to go up on here – I’d worked on a fun, 3 minute little Vlog but it’s just not gonna happen. I’m extremely close to both of my parents but I have this weird (and…

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Disappointment (& trusting Him)

July 1, 2014

Yesterday was a rough day for me, all. Like, really rough. The kind of rough where you just want to curl up in bed, talk to no one, and cry. After waiting all weekend for some news (or rather an answer), I’d finally gotten it Monday morning- but it wasn’t the one I’d been hoping for (or even expecting). The answer, sent by email, was, “No.”  There I sat, tears welling up, completely overcome with disappointment. You know that moment…

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The Road to saying Goodbye.

May 22, 2014

On Wednesday, May 21st just after 3pm, I watched my Grandpa take his last breaths. I said goodbye to him, singing him to Jesus in my head and heart, as I thanked God for his life and for welcoming him into Heaven.I’ve never felt pain like this. Heartbreak like this. This is the first person of my family I’ve lost. I’d never watched someone die before, let alone someone I love so much. As sudden as all of this felt,…

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