Today was one of those days that felt crushing. The heaviness of financial burden and health concerns for family members consumed me. One of those days where any little thing, like someone saying hello to you in a comforting voice, would bring embarrassing tears.Continue reading “What to do on those BAD days!”
You grew-up going to church. You learned bible stories like Noah’s Ark and Daniel and the Lions Den. You sang in Christmas concerts and went to youth group.
You lived in this bubble, nicely protected by Christian parents, Christian friends.
Then you hit high school and it was like your life split into two, the high school life and the church life. You had to figure out how to live in both.
But no one ever prepared you for what life outside the church bubble was going to be like.Continue reading “The Church Failed You, But That’s Not The End Of Your Story”
My daughter has Mosaic Down Syndrome (Click here for more info)and struggles with her speech. She has a hard time finding the right words to say in order to express herself.
We want the very best for her, so we put her in speech therapy. We hoped the extra support would help her develop quicker.
However, we discovered that speech therapy is not a quick fix. It’s not enough to send her to therapy one hour a week and expect a triumphant outcome.Continue reading “Overwhelmed?”
I can’t tell you how many times it’s made me feel better to hear other moms recount their crazy stories about their kids. There’s something about knowing that it’s not just me. I’m not alone; there are others going through the same crazy stuff. When I hear their stories I think, Me Too! Yes, Me Too!
It helps me keep a healthy perspective on life and motherhood. It lifts my soul in a way nothing else can.
So, in celebration of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d share my recent crazy story with you in hopes you will have a “me too” moment as well.Continue reading “Sometimes, You Just Need to Laugh About it! Happy Mother’s Day”
Feel the fear and do it anyways.
This is what was racing through my mind as I walked out the door of First West for the very last time. I had worked for this organization for over seven years, built my career, gained invaluable experience and made some life-long friends. With no clear path ahead of me, I needed all the reassurance I could get.Continue reading “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyways!”