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Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Compassion, Harrison, Kids, Relationships | 1 comment

Moving creates new opportunities to establish new friendships. Every time we go to the park, my son Harrison meets a new ‘friend’. A couple of little boys we’ve met have actually enjoyed playing with Harrison. It’s definitely been fun to watch, but also heartbreaking because he thinks everyone is his friend even when they’re not or they have to leave. This got me thinking about the friendship circles we’ve been through in recent years. Moving around and going through divorce has definitely lead me to be a part of different groups through different seasons. Transition from married groups, to...

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Madelyn is here!

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Book, Harrison, Kids | 0 comments

September was a busy month! My two main focuses were having a baby and finishing my book. Both were big milestones and two of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. Madelyn was due September 28th and finally decided to show up October 1st. We tried everything to get her here and finally decided surgery was the best option. She is a beautiful gift from God and we couldn’t be happier. Harrison, her big brother, is still not sure about her and if he could talk I know he’d say ‘take her back.’ Our surprise baby is very sweet and were enjoying every moment. Below is the first time Harrison met...

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New occupation

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 in Harrison, Kids, Transition | 0 comments

Today for the first time I filled in Stay at Home Mom as my occupation. My sweet husband had given me a massage as a gift for Mothers Day. They asked what my occupation was and I hadn’t answered that question in a while. It was different, but made sense. This really is my new reality for the next few years. I’m still working through what that means and how to do it well. I got to sit and really think about what that means for me and my family. There are still things I get to do such as consulting, working on my book (finally) and volunteering for causes close to my heart. It’s important for...

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Commit Your Plans

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Harrison, Infertility, Joy | 0 comments

A few weeks ago, my husband and I were thrown a huge curveball. We found out I was nine weeks pregnant and didn’t know. It has been a whirlwind of crazy thoughts, pure exhaustion and asking questions like ‘how did this happen?’ After we found out, this verse was put in front of me Proverbs 16:3 “Commit your actions to the Lord and your plans will succeed.” I’ve been dwelling on it ever since because I had not committed one single thing to the Lord and had just planned my life. We had been planning a trip to Europe for the summer and every time we plan a trip, I get pregnant these last three...

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Strong willed children

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Harrison, Kids | 3 comments

Strong willed children… where do I start? They are fun, full of gumption, and usually on the lookout for the next thing. These children always make life interesting and can drive parents crazy. My child is definitely strong willed and I’m not surprised. His mother (aka me) is and always will be strong-willed. Sometimes it’s very obvious in his demeanor or the fact he wants to do it himself. He’s starting to push me away as he explores standing and other acrobatics. In having a child like this you realize a few things. One thing I wonder about is what Harrison’s life will be like.  What kind...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Book, Harrison, Infertility, Kids | 0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

Live with gratitude and appreciation. Make good choices that produce residuals. (Matthew McCaughey) Gratitude is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Gratitude is something I have this Thanksgiving and it’s an attitude I’ve had to learn along the way despite my circumstances. My life past the age of 22 took unexpected twists and turns. Change had to happen in my attitude in order for gratitude to become my norm. Each twist and turn, aka challenge, has changed me into a more compassionate human being. This is or hasn’t been easy. The...

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