Tag: joy

Earrings in Heaven {World Rare Disease Day 2017}

“Mom.  One day, when I have good skin all over me, I can have earrings, right?” *gulp* Because, truth is, unless there is a radical gene-altering cure found, EB is a part of who she is, and will be a part of who she is for all of her days. Epidermolysis Bullosa (n.) :  loosening …

first day of PRESCHOOL!!

Today is a big day, y’all. This little peanut?  She is officially a PRESCHOOLER!! To Julianne’s China-mama, should you ever wonder… this baby girl is doing so well.  During these big “firsts” for her,  I always feel a twinge of loss layered softly beneath the joy because there is emotion on the other side of …

ocean deep

If you fly over the ocean in a jet plane, it looks serene.  At some point during my childhood I realized that crash-landing in the ocean wasn’t any better than crash-landing on dirt; the ocean isn’t as forgiving as it appears to be from a mile above the surface. If you float in the ocean, …

what’s in a name?

WE.                 HAVE. A. NAME!!!!! And yes, I do think that statement is worthy of all caps.  I do. 🙂 Matt and I have been discussing (even before we started paperwork) our list of potential names for our daughter.  We knew we would most likely keep her Chinese …

finding JOY

This morning, I had had it.  You know, when you reach the point where you are just tired trying to do it all yourself?  I was there.  Actually, I’ve been there for a few days. The solution? Time with my best Friend. He’s not the kind of friend that will tell me I’m awesome just …

Guest Post: November the 5th

For the first time ever, I’m posting something I haven’t written myself!  A friend of mine recently saw to completion one of the most heartbreakingly joyful years of her life… and when I read what she wrote about it, I knew it needed to be shared as much as possible. So, if you are friends …

for a “friend” (and maybe a little for me, too)

The number of times this phrase has slipped through my lips. “I’m not judging, I’m just sayin’…” Followed by my pronouncement of the wrongness of an action or a person. Too many times to count. I recently talked to a “friend” who was really struggling with an issue.  It involved another person, a fellow believer, …