Encouragement · Our Kids

When Passion Goes Both Ways

I set up the camera on the tripod and we had fun taking some photos together. I did it for them. To give them some memories of us together when they are older. To remember that mom was there too. It was later that day, when I finally uploaded them onto my computer and saw them in front of… Continue reading When Passion Goes Both Ways


Evening Sky

As I watched her dance in the beauty of last night’s sky, the thought came to me: this is her everyday world. The glasses with which she filters her life. For to her each new day is full of life and color. A fairytale to be experienced, one great hour after the next. They may… Continue reading Evening Sky

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Ugly Sickness

Last Friday, my daughter had two, out of four needed immunizations. It was an awful experience. After the first one she grabbed onto me with such force her fingers turned white. “Don’t let him do that to me again, momma!” she frantically cried. It was so excruciating having to watch her in such terror that… Continue reading Ugly Sickness


This Is Being Mom

Being mom. It’s not glamorous. There isn’t much high heels or pedicures going on. To simply have polish on your toes is in fact quite the accomplishment. There are late nights, that is for sure. And middle of the nights as well. And early mornings, and long afternoons. There is lots of coffee and finding cheerios… Continue reading This Is Being Mom

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Dear Husband, I Still Love You

Dear husband, I’ve been busy. You’ve been busy. Kids and work have taken over our lives. It has become the normal it seems: this daily hustle, this forever busyness. These few scattered words spoken to each other in between the noise and chaos of it all. Do you remember when we first started dating? College… Continue reading Dear Husband, I Still Love You


They Simply Want You

My daughter and I were having a late lunch. It had been a long night and busy morning, my son was already asleep, and without even realizing it I had zoned out. Twenty minutes later I found myself suddenly snapping back. I looked over and saw my sweet girl happily sitting next to me, using the salt… Continue reading They Simply Want You

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Why Moms Feel Alone Sometimes

My daughter swallowed a penny. I thought she was old enough to play with it. I was wrong. I saw her put it in her mouth and immediately screamed, “spit it out!” The sudden shout scared her, sending the thing right down her throat. I felt my body turn numb, it seemed to be more than… Continue reading Why Moms Feel Alone Sometimes