I remember one of the first “big” choices I ever had to make. (And now looking back, I think, “Oh if that was truly the hardest choice I would have to make nowadays! I miss those days!). I was merely an eighth grader, yet so grown up in my mind at the time. It was… Continue reading This may be the most important blog post I’ve ever written…at least for me.
As a mother, Amanda is one in a million. I’ll never forget how I met her. Heidi was just five days old, and I had worked up the courage to take my new baby to a breastfeeding support group at IU West. The class is a tad intimidating. Because yes, it’s exactly what you think… Continue reading Story #2: Amanda Linderwell and Her Son Xander
I really wish there was a quota for being sick each winter. Like…once you’ve had strep, the stomach bug, mastitis and a feverish cold, you could be free and clear the rest of the winter. Doesn’t that seem fair? Well. One thing I’ve learned is that life is not fair. I know you all feel… Continue reading Staring down 2015
I haven’t had much time to blog because of various life circumstances and oh, WE ARE CONSTANTLY SICK IN THIS HOUSE. I am sure many of you feel my pain, because as they say, “‘Tis the season!” But I did manage to find this old blog post I never published. I wrote it right around… Continue reading Easter musings, just before Christmas
I met Ashley Elkins six years ago at the wedding of a dear friend of mine. We immediately clicked, dancing and laughing the night away, intermittently stopping to learn more about each other. When I found out she was a flight nurse, I was both impressed and intimidated by this heroic person. As it turned… Continue reading Story #1: Ashley Elkins, Missionary Nurse in Uganda
They say opposites attract. This would explain my marriage to Cody. We are truly opposites. He loves figuring things out. I hate reading instructions. He is a numbers guy, and can do math in mere seconds in his brain. I’m all, “So that’s 23 + 56 which is, you know…a lot.” He likes being up… Continue reading Faith in the Fall – Zip Lining and Thoughts on God
I had plans to post an enlightening and thought-provoking post about marriage in time for our seventh anniversary. But I just couldn’t swing it. However, I did find this old post I never published, probably because I wrote it just before I had Gavin and my brain was mush and I was anxiety-stricken thinking about a… Continue reading Seven years of blood, sweat and tears…many more to go