Category: godly relationships

their first birthday

Clay awoke, came to sit beside me. I told him today was their due date, that they should be one. I didn’t expect the tears to flood the way they did.⠀⠀ We talked about...

10 lessons I learned from grief

I snapped this photo on a jog, weeks after my miscarriage when a sudden wave of guttural sadness washed over me. The loss of those two babies was the single deepest, darkest place of...

a letter to the mamas

a letter to the mamas To the mom-to-be, the one with a hopeful mama heart.⠀ At the beginning of the journey.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ To the mama with babies in Heaven.⠀ At the stop along the...

4 years of marriage reflections

Clay and I just celebrated four years of marriage on April 23! It’s been quite a journey. We’ve been to three different continents, lived in two different homes, and I’ve given him one quarantine...

expectation vs. reality

// 4 lessons I learned in marriage that apply to all of life // “I believe that much of the dissatisfaction we experience in marriage comes from expecting too much from it,” Gary Thomas,...

you are not a victim of your love story

You are not a victim of your love story. ⠀⠀ There is a misconception called “falling in love.”⠀ We don’t simply “fall in love”; we *choose* love. Because we choose who we enter into...

He is who He says He is

I stood in the shower and sobbed as the following words resounded in my mind: “He is who He says He is.” He carried me through that 18 hour labor and delivered me to...

little fingers

Her little fingers wrap ever so gently around mine.⠀ I inhale deeply and exhale as a wave of euphoria flows through my body.⠀ These moments—these still moments in the darkness of early morning, the...

the prayers He didn’t answer

“And when God finally reveals His strange and mysterious ways, it will drop us to our knees in worship. We will thank Him for the prayers He did answer. We’ll also thank Him for...

appreciation over comparison: part 2

This is a continuation of my last post on appreciation over comparison.⠀ My wise hubby recently said as we were discussing the topic, “When we compare, we elevate ourself; when we appreciate, we elevate...