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
When I was in middle school, people told me I was dumb… …and I’ve been trying to prove them wrong ever since. It sucked hearing that over and over again. Middle school is already hard. You’re learning how to pick out your clothes and wear make up for the first time, and doing both very poorly 😂 But then people start throwing out their opinions … Continue reading The One Word That Changed the Entire Trajectory of My Life
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
I played that game for a long time. Numbers on the scale. Numbers on the measuring tape. Numbers on my clothes. Numbers in my food. The calories. The carbs. The sugars. Counting all day long… And yet none of those numbers told the story of who I am, what my character is like, how dedicated I am, or even how healthy I am. My … Continue reading Your value has zero to do with numbers.
I’ve only just recently processed the Event that put my husband in a wheelchair, then led him to a little scooter, then to crutches for 8 weeks and eventually to complete healing and the ability to not only walk but to run again. Sometimes, it feels like only a story until I look down and see the question mark shaped scar on his leg.
He says it feels like it happened ages ago. But to me, it feels like it happened just yesterday. Continue reading Ryan’s Story: Miracles, Medicine, and the Role of Christ in the Recovery Process
I’ve been home for a few days now, and the whirlwind of emotional rollercoasters have been in full force. Reverse culture shock is a thing. Getting back to normal is my fear. Falling back into routine is scary. And wondering if the missions trip vibes will wear off is real. Day 1 after my trip I was a complete mess. Less than 30 minutes off … Continue reading The Struggle to Balance in Two Very Different Worlds
It’s 10pm, and we’ve been up since 7am. The sound of my alarm clock going off was so long ago, I’ve forgotten that it even happened. It has been one of those days that feels like 3 days. Even sitting here trying to recount the day, I’m having trouble not mixing up the events from yesterday and today. Today was a great day. It was … Continue reading Transparent feelings at the end of a very good, long day here in Nicaragua