It’s been a life-changing 9 weeks. We feel so blessed and honored that God gave us the gift of being parents to Keegan. Let’s be real, it’s also been hard.… Read more transitions →
It was four in the afternoon, and suddenly it dawned on me: I haven’t brushed my teeth today. “There is nothing that brings you face-to-face with your own selfishness more… Read more i forgot to brush my teeth →
It’s December 17th, we are right in the season of Advent, and I can’t recall a time I have longed for Jesus so badly. This week has been nothing short of longing. Longing for hope, peace, and anything that remotely resembles joy. And this is just my little life. One of my friends had her heart ripped out of her chest on Tuesday morning, discovering that the little boy she thought was going to be hers was in fact not anymore. They call it adoption reversal, which sounds like a… Read more longing and begging →
I knew once we announced our pregnancy, the questions would come like raging rabbits in search of a garden. “How long are you going to breastfeed?” “Are you going to get an epidural?” “Have you started shopping for maternity clothes yet?” “Are you going to find out the gender of the baby?” Contrary to what the tone may imply, I enjoy questions because questions urge dialogue. I get to hear people’s stories, what their personal experience has been, and what they wish they would’ve known or done differently. So in… Read more because i can’t count on my hands →
My husband is not enough. My friends, nope, they are not enough. My mother, she is not enough. My father, he is not enough. My brother, he is not enough. My coworkers are not enough. My students, daggonit, they are not enough. None of us are enough. We want people to be enough. We wear them out, force them into roles they were not meant to play, beg them to be playdough in our hands–shaping them into the exact people, leaders, spouses, friends we hope and dream them to become. But, I… Read more we are not enough. →
This has been a constant theme in my life and the way I see people. How comforting that we are more than our flesh portrays.
This has been on our fridge for a couple months now. I’m still working on it.