From the moment I found out I was pregnant with you, I began to pray for you to have eyes to see yourself with the eyes of your Creator. When I found out I would be having a girl, I was filled with both overwhelming delight and undeniable fear. In a world that continues to … Continue reading Dear Daughter
I want to let you in on a little secret I discovered over the last month that has changed my approach to pain management and skin care... collagen! Seriously. Collagen is the secret- weapon to healthy joints and skin elasticity. What exactly is Collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and is … Continue reading My Best-Kept Secret to Postpartum Beauty, Health, and Wellness: Collagen!
I have had a few of you ask to see Shepherd and Ellie’s nursery! I will say, the room is quite small (we had no idea we would need to fit TWO cribs in there when we bought our house 7 years ago!). The nursery is honestly a bohemian dream- simple, gender neutral, and full … Continue reading Shepherd and Eleanor’s Nursery
After our eighth pregnancy loss nearly three years ago, David and I decided to take some much-needed time to rest and heal. We didn’t know how long this period of rest would be and we didn’t know if healing for us would ever result in a healthy pregnancy or baby, but were truly desperate for … Continue reading You Said, “Watch the Giants Fall…”
It's surreal to think after 6 years and 8 pregnancy losses that I am ACTUALLY packing a hospital bag and preparing to bring home TWO babies from the hospital! The miracle of that is not lost on me. So many friends and family members have been so helpful to share all of their "pro-tips", suggestions, … Continue reading What’s Going In My Hospital Bag?
Sweet Little Ones, It has been the greatest joy of my life to carry you now for 33 weeks. I am currently laying in my bed, soaking up each moment and cherishing your sweet little kicks and movements. I am so proud of you already. You are both learning to share, can recognize your mommy … Continue reading Open Letter to My Babies
I’m a mother, but you cannot see my children. I have carried eight lives in my womb who never made it to their due date, but I’m a mother nevertheless. Mother's Day is for me, too. When I meet strangers who ask if I have children, sometimes I don’t know how to answer. Because yes, … Continue reading Mother’s Day is for Me, Too
I have always been an avid reader. Whether it's a suspenseful mystery novel, an exciting sci-fi series, a romantic love story, an intellectual research summary, or a professional/personal/spiritual development self-help book, I find immense value in carving out time to sit with myself, turn the pages, and reflect on the words printed and the meaning … Continue reading A New Chapter…
I am honored and proud to introduce my husband, David, to you all. We are sharing a journal entry with you that David wrote while he was in the hospital waiting room as I was undergoing emergency surgery earlier this month for an ectopic pregnancy. If you aren't familiar with an ectopic pregnancy, it is … Continue reading This Wicked Sea
The whispers of God and the wrestling with God often leave a permanent mark. On our souls, on our hearts, and sometimes even on our flesh.October 13, 2013 was truly the most beautiful day I could ever imagine. It was the day David and I were married. The weather was perfect... mid-seventies and overcast. Right … Continue reading Courage, Dear Heart