When You Want to Give Up

I just can’t do it today. One year ago, you couldn’t get out of bed. I am so tired of being tired. One year ago, noises drove you from stores. Everything hurts. One year ago you could barely walk. I can’t tolerate anyone or anything right now. One year ago your siblings feared you. IContinue reading “When You Want to Give Up”

Weekend Words

Here are a few blog posts from fellow writers who will give you some beautiful insight into your world this weekend! “Shame is Not My Friend” by Mary Beth Stanford : “And giving grace to myself is possibly the hardest step of all.” “Turn Your Worries Into Worship” by Christie Thomas : “This act ofContinue reading “Weekend Words”

Let Go of Doing it All: Part 3

There is no easy formula to letting go of doing it all. I wish I could tell you to do A+B=C and your stress would disappear! The process of “Letting Go” is different for each person reading these words. My hope is that my story will help you reflect on yours and what changes youContinue reading “Let Go of Doing it All: Part 3”

Trying Something New

I still consider myself an amateur at this blogging thing. There is always something new to learn, something to push me and grow me in this world of writing. I recently became a member of Hope*Writers, an online community of writers in different stages and ages, working toward a variety of goals. Immediately I wasContinue reading “Trying Something New”

Let Go of Doing it All: Part 2

“Stop trying to be SuperMom.” I have repeated this in my head over and over for 15 years. I am sure men experience some of the same feelings, but I can only speak from experience. Surely, at some point in our parenting journies, we all become enveloped with fear, thinking, “What if I fail?”, “WhatContinue reading “Let Go of Doing it All: Part 2”

Let Go of Doing it All: Part 1

I live my life a little more haphazard than I would like. It is a miracle that my children even get on the school bus with clothes on and lunches packed. One morning in the not too distant past I may have sent my daughter to school with a full on bed head of braidedContinue reading “Let Go of Doing it All: Part 1”

A Year to Renew

Its that time of year again, time for new goals and resolutions. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. I pretty much HATE resolutions. Without fail, I will FAIL at achieving resolutions. Goals make me stressed and teary, just ask the trainer at my gym. Life happens and I get off track, never getting back on. Resolutions just don’tContinue reading “A Year to Renew”

Inconceivable

“Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 1:20 The movie “The Princess Bride” is one of those timeless classics with phrases that make me think of the movie every time I hear it.  Each time WallaceContinue reading “Inconceivable”

Christmas Came Early

My cup of gratitude overflowed on the couch of the psychiatrist’s office.  One smile and one question from the doctor brought forth an onslaught of tears that not only surprised my daughter, but me as well. “Well, how are things going?” Cue tears. Two months ago we sat before this young doctor pleading for help. Continue reading “Christmas Came Early”

Ascending out of the Valley

There was nowhere left to turn.  We had done everything the rheumatologist had told us to do: gentle exercise, physical therapy, seeing a psychologist; yet, pain still riddled my daughter’s body on a daily basis.  She was not the child I knew before fibromyalgia overtook her life. Until then, my daughter never met a stranger. Continue reading “Ascending out of the Valley”