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Libby Is Here!

The morning of Wednesday, February 4th, I woke up having contractions, mostly in my lower back. They were uncomfortable, but didn’t feel productive at all, so I got comfortable and waited for them to stop. Except they didn’t stop. After 10 hours of being uncomfortable, I finally called the doctor and went in to the…

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Truths About Grief

Offers to help are still flooding in. Quite often, after a loved one’s death, a few weeks later, it seems as if everyone else has moved on. I’m so thankful for those of you who continue to be in touch and tell me how you are praying for us and sharing your favorite memories of…

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Sharing My Grief (& Memorial Service Info)

It has been almost exactly two weeks to the hour of when Keith went to heaven. It feels like years and mere minutes all at the same time. I wanted to let you know that I am still an open book. I feel like it is important to share my story and how I am…

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Ways to Encourage and Help Us

I posted this information on CaringBridge, but I think it’s worth sharing here since so many people have asked for ways to help and encourage Caleb, baby girl, and I through this challenging season. In the short term, letters, notes, cards, verses, etc. are an easy way to brighten my day. Please also send favorite…

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Meanwhile…

I feel like it has been about a year since I’ve written much of anything. It’s really been a bit less than two months, but it’s been a nutty two months! I’m about 6 months behind on editing and sharing photos from our travels and adventures and the note I wrote for Caleb’s 18 month…

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Small Enough

There are a few crazy people out there who actually love winter. The rest of us enjoy a good snowstorm and then start the count down to spring. This winter has had much more of an emotional impact on my than I had imagined. I feel like this season has left me wanting to dig…

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A Brand New Day

Sometimes there are days that we are just ready to be done with. Be encouraged, because tomorrow is a brand new day. On those days I always remember one of my favorite Anne Shirley quotes: Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it yet. If today is one of those days for you, don’t…

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Conquering Fears

A lot of people claim one specific word at the beginning of each year as a theme for the year. While I like the idea behind it, I can never narrow it down to just one word. I wasn’t really feeling inspired until today when I realized that this year I am grabbing my fears…

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No Carb Breakfast Protein Rolls

Last night we got more snow here in Maryland. Keith is over the moon. Unfortunately, the mid-Atlantic region never took the class on dealing with snow removal and cold temperatures, so I knew I may not be able to get out of the house today. I meant to go grocery shopping yesterday, but Mr. Cranky…

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Great Things

We got to see the sunrise this morning. There is something so special about a sunrise; it’s a gift, for sure. I think about the time we watched the sun rise on 1/1/00 or last summer when my parents and I watched the sun rise over Bright Angel Canyon at the North Rim of the…

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