If this is what it means to be great — you can have it back

Dear baby,  You are sleeping here, peacefully in my arms.  I look at you, and I know how precious you are. That's what we mamas do best right? We see the value in our children, and we long to nurture them, protect them, and give them the best that we can. There's lots of mama

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The gift worth opening

One of my favorite parts about Christmas is wrapping presents.  It's not so much what is inside --- although I often love that too.  It is the ability to choose a beautiful textured, graphic printed paper. To neatly cover any rounded edges, disjointed parts, in a tidy box. To finish every detail with intention and

A whisper-cry of worship

Before I even opened my eyes this morning, a song was on my heart. "My soul .... Put your hope in God. Put your hope in God. Put your hope in God. Be still my soul." It was a song I learned last fall from the worship team I had just recently joined.  I spent

  • One REALLY BIG consideration to make before referring gorilla mom to CPS

One REALLY BIG consideration you must make before referring gorilla mom to CPS

As my husband and I lay in bed, exhausted from putting the kids down to bed -- then back to bed -- then back to bed -- then back to bed for the last time -- we finally fell into each others arms, and chatted about the various parts of our day.  Casually he mentions, "Did

Save Lexi

Our foster son, Z.   This post will not win me any friends.   I already know that.   But there is this burning in my gut that I just can't ignore. Maybe because it is too close. It hasn't quite been 3 months since we did the unthinkable.   We took our son,