I Need a Nap

Two weeks ago today Silas was born. I haven’t slept much since then. I’m not complaining…I wasn’t sleeping much in the weeks leading up to his birth either. It’s infinitely better to be able to cuddle, kiss and hold the source of my insomnia. Life seems like it’s on hold right now. My days consist…

Dear Dad

This is my dad. He’s an ironworker, classic rock lover, Harley-riding, all out man of God. Over the years he’s taught me a lot (when I’ve let him) and has definitely shaped who I am today. A few years ago he had a milestone birthday and I was having difficulty deciding what an appropriate gift…

Four

Today, this… …changes to this… My baby girl. My Princess Pootie Pants. I look at her and see her already as a teenager. Soon (the waiting is killing me) her third brother will be arriving. Out of four she will be one. She is singular. In so many ways I’m discovering how different we are….

Happy Birthday to Me…

I turn 30 tomorrow. As I’ve sensed its approach, I looked forward to turning 30 as a transition into adulthood. My 20s were a time of new beginnings: college, marriage, parenthood, ministry. I felt that my 30s would be a time of improvement and refining. I had no idea what I would be dealing with…