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Motherhood: the hard days.

September 22, 2013

It was one of those days. Like many days. It started off with all the signs of productivity– a cup of coffee, reading the paper on the porch while the little one colors chalk in the warm sunlight. We added breakfast, a load of laundry in the washer, the unloading of bags from last night, [...]

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To you, from me. (Who is you.)

September 13, 2013

Hey you. Yes, you. You are fabulous. You are great just the way you are. Just as you are right now. You are loved. You are loved by so many people. You are loved by God. Passionately loved. You are not less important than someone else. They may try to make you feel that way, [...]

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Limitations

April 16, 2013

If there’s anything I really hate, it’s being limited.  I don’t like being told I have to pick something — a major, a career, a path. I like having my options open. I like feeling like I can do anything. In pregnancy, you are immediately limited. Limited on what you can eat, do, what medicines [...]

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Growing up and standing up

March 21, 2013

I am wrapping up my last week in Texas. It’s considerably more mournful than I anticipated. I feel as though I am leaving a world behind. I am leaving friends, family, and opportunities behind. More importantly, I know that life will go on — so I feel as though I am being the one left [...]

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The Art of Being a Friend

November 29, 2012

I have a confession to make. Sometimes I am a really bad friend. I forget important things like birthdays.  I don’t have the gift love language — I tend to forget to give gifts of any kind.  I’m bad at Thank You notes.  I forget to do the little things that mean a lot. I [...]

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I have a Bible.

October 18, 2012

I have a Bible. (Shocking, I know. But that’s not the point. Carry on.) I have a Bible and it’s really dear to me. It’s the one I currently use in the mornings and it’s the only study Bible I own (except my RSV from college).  It’s falling apart.  It has ripped at the top [...]

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Voicing the Struggle

October 16, 2012

Sometimes I have a hard time expressing how I feel. I have difficulty getting the thoughts out of my mind and onto paper. Sometimes, no matter how much I try to remind myself of God’s promises, I just can’t seem to hold onto them. I’m going through a little season of not feeling enough.  Not good [...]

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Sometimes I hate leaving my house.

August 23, 2012

Today I went to the store. It was a necessity, as we were down to one roll of toilet paper and I didn’t want to be the person that reaches over and discovers two tiny one-inch strips of toilet paper, all while yelling, “NOOOOO!!!” in dramatic fashion. I decided to venture to our local Tom [...]

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Hope 2012: A Blog Relay

August 9, 2012

I was trying to decide if I had anything to write about this morning, and I had decided that I had nothing. While I was browsing through my reader, I found a post by the lovely Good Day, Regular People about a word that is intensely personal to me – Hope.  It’s a blog relay [...]

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Finding my niche.

July 30, 2012

The question I have heard the most these last few weeks– “How are you liking your new place/town/state?” No matter how many times I’m asked, I am momentarily stumped.  How can I put into words the myriad of emotions I feel? Do you ever feel something that is the opposite of what you know you [...]

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