Dearest Friend,I'm sitting here in the depths of real, raw motherhood today. My precious Bliss recovering from a virus by my side. Recovering. I should mention... the virus itself is gone. But the side effects - the virus recovery - has more to do with her mental health (and mine) than her physical well being. … Continue reading We Fit In: A Love Note to Moms
We must rally around all the moms all the time. We need one another, and we MUST perfect our God-given craft. For loving one another is the only thing that makes sense in circumstances like these.
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to feel absolutely smitten with motherhood?
The busyness here has led my heart astray again and again.
Which is what brought me to writing about what happens when the RUSH is over. Do we give ourselves room for release, dear one? We can. I promise, we can.
"While your light absolutely impacts hers, your child is (wait for it) NOT YOU. She is her own little or big person. She is responsible for her own light. Can you support her brilliance? Absolutely. Is it entirely up to you? Nope." We've had some beautiful homeschool moments these last few weeks, precious friends. We … Continue reading Beauty & Boundaries with Special Kids
It’s Sunday night - we are on an airplane ride home – and the most beautiful little girl on the planet is sprawled across my lap. Her feet brush our neighbor’s leg... Fortunately, as my Father would have it, Lisa is a friend from church and she knows our Bliss. And by knows, I … Continue reading Raise Your Voice, Mother or Other
“When you do something for someone else, don’t call attention to yourself. You’ve seen them in action, I’m sure—‘playactors’ I call them—treating prayer meeting and street corner alike as a stage, acting compassionate as long as someone is watching, playing to the crowds. They get applause, true, but that’s all they get. When you help … Continue reading When Regression Strikes
When life gives you lemons - a.k.a. all the wildness - you can either make some super delicious lemonade with it... or you can not. With six years of mothering a gorgeous child with sensory processing disorder and fifteen years mothering me - a woman living with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) - under my belt, I have personally … Continue reading Bring On The Lemonade – We Choose to Thrive