Gifts through Loss and Life

Last July, my family and I experienced great adversity. Creating confusion, doubts and suffering we learned of a pregnancy that had failed. In fact, I had just taken a test at home when some weeks later we were faced with our loss. I could never undermine the heartache, regardless of how premature it happened. All…

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New Year, Renewed Me!

When I think of ringing in the new year, my first thoughts focus on the phrase “New Year, New Me!”. This lead me to ponder, ‘What it is that I would like to be new with me?’. Outwardly speaking, a new hair style and color. Getting fit with a structured exercise regime. Eating healthier and…

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I Know It Will Be All Better

It was 2 AM. Another wake up call by my crying toddler. Three nights had gone by with this same pattern. However, this night was different. I am one who normally picks him up out of his crib and tries to soothe him back to sleep. I will lay with him on the spare couch,…

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From the Garden to Glory

Very recently, my family and I have been confronted with tragedy. A small gift that would come to a screeching halt leaving confusion, anguish, and despair. We learned of a pregnancy that soon became a miscarriage. After comparing two ultrasounds, 11 days apart, the doctors revealed no progress. Our only given hope was found in…

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Expectations

I am a person who has high expectations for people and experiences. I feel that people may not see the potential in themselves that I see. I feel the need to constantly be doing something to get the most out of my time. But, I often long for something┬ámore. Many times, I’m left disappointed from…

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