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31 Days of Real Life [10/30/16]

On each of his birthdays, I’ve taped streamers over his door. It’s so fun to start his special day with such joy and delight. These are the moments I hope to remember. Birthdays are the hardest grief days for me, but I want to remember their childhood with visions of all these wonderful moments of…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/25/16]

One of my goals for this series was to take a self portrait. I’m not really sure what to say about myself. I look at these photos and there’s something foreign about that face. It’s me, but it’s a version of me that I’m still getting to know. There are pain and scars in those…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/23/16]

This is my family. We don’t look like how I imagined (aside from the fair skin, blue eyes, and blonde hair – that was not a surprise since that’s how Keith and I looked as children). Honestly, as much as I wish Keith were here, I can’t imagine us looking like anything else. These kids…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/22/16]

From the moment they met, when Libby was just a few days old, they’ve been inseparable buddies. When I walked in and saw him reading to her, I was overwhelmed. When Keith died and I was still pregnant, I was angry that I’d be bringing a baby into a broken family. What I didn’t realize…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/21/16]

The darkness can be overwhelming. And it’s hard to motivate yourself to keep moving. But it’s so true. There is light and you can have hope. That’s exactly why I started my podcast, Stories of Unfolding Grace: to remind us all that there are good things during difficult times. Since we are all wading through challenging seasons…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/20/16]

Caleb got a behavior chart this week. He’s loving earning stars and has had a significantly better attitude since we started. Whining is the behavior that drives me most crazy, so anything to cut down on that makes me happy. When he earned this dinosaur tattoo, he instantly said, “Mom! Take a picture of me…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/19/16]

Caleb has been loving taking photos lately. It’s fun to see him being creative and figuring out how the camera works. Boy after my own heart 🙂 And Libby loves having her photo taken! Most of his photos are either selfies or ceiling fans, but here are some of my favorites: Follow the series: Subscribe…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/18/16]

I woke up feeling anxious today. I haven’t been good at taking Zoloft regularly and paid the price today. From the moment my eyes opened, my thoughts were racing and I felt on the verge of tears for no reason. Luckily, Caleb was at my in law’s house and Libby just got a pillow in…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/17/16]

I think it is hilarious and delightful that she opens her mouth this wide every time she takes a bit of anything. A friend came over for an after bedtime dinner last night and brought desserts and this wine. It was wonderful. And even better to have time to share our hearts and connect one…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/16/16]

Because sometimes a Sunday is the perfect time for ice cream for dinner. Follow the series: Subscribe to get weekly summaries directly to your inbox.

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