A Letter to the Ladies Who Won’t be Called “MOM” this Mother’s Day

Today is, for many, a really special day. In fact, for many, it’s incredibly special. It’s the first time they get to hear those 3 precious words – Happy Mother’s Day. For others, it’s special because they’ve heard those words over and over again, and it’s always gets sweeter. For the new Grammies, it’s the blessing of hearing those words said to their daughter, by … Continue reading A Letter to the Ladies Who Won’t be Called “MOM” this Mother’s Day

Love ‘em anyways

How do we deal with difficult people? And is “dealing” with them really the best approach? People are _________. a. Difficult b. Confusing c. The worst d. Often unloveable e. All of the above If you’ve ever had an interaction with another human being, you’ll probably find the correct answer to the statement above to be “e. All of the above”. Ryan and I were … Continue reading Love ‘em anyways

So Many Reasons to Give Thanks

Good morning, Friends! We won’t take up too much of your time with a post today so that you can spend it with friends, and family and loved ones!  We just wanted to wish you ALL a very Happy Thanksgiving and to thank each and every one of you for your support and love for this blog and our little family. We are so grateful … Continue reading So Many Reasons to Give Thanks

A Letter to the Dad Who Has Always Been There

Dear Dad, It’s your day. The day that the people have designated as your celebratory time where the little munchkins you raised get to praise you and honor you for keeping them alive, keeping them fed, and keeping them loved and happy. Father’s Day is one of my favorite days of the entire year, which is why I’m sitting on the first plane out of … Continue reading A Letter to the Dad Who Has Always Been There

A Letter to the Senior Class and Soon to be Graduates: The Friends You Keep After High School

Dear Seniors, You’ve made it! You’re preparing to walk across the stage and into a whole new world of freedom, responsibilities, new experiences, and endless opportunities! Or, you’re reading this post-grad, and you’ve entered that new world already! Congratulations!   The next few steps in your personal journey of life and possibly academia or the workforce are critical in helping to plan out a future … Continue reading A Letter to the Senior Class and Soon to be Graduates: The Friends You Keep After High School

Marriage: United We Conquer, Divided We Fall

May I interrupt your 25 Days of Christmas Compassion with a post on marriage? We’ve been talking about compassion moments for 5 days now, and I just feel like the one person who we should show the most compassion to is our spouse. I’m blessed beyond measure with a compassionate spouse, and I blogged about him earlier this week. Today, we need to shift gears … Continue reading Marriage: United We Conquer, Divided We Fall