Waiting my turn

It’s hard to wait.  We live in a society where most anything can happen instantly.  Information is at our fingertips.  Packages can be ordered and delivered in the same day.  When we want something, and have to wait, it may cause frustration or impatience. I feel like I’m living in a season of “waiting.”   […]

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Not Cute

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “The time is always right to do what is right.” -Martin Luther King Jr When I was pregnant with Livia, a dear dear friend of mine was 2 months ahead of me in her pregnancy.  I loved that I had a […]

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An honest walk

His eyes welled with tears as he said last night, “babe, you haven’t written a blog in a long time.  I think I need your words.  I think other people need your words.  Please write.” _ It’s been almost 6 months.  I currently have 4 unpublished blogs that I’ve cowered to publish. _ “Truth is […]

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What’s important

I’ve neglected writing for a long time.  Not because I haven’t wanted too, but it just hasn’t felt right.  I’ve been taking a lot of pictures lately.  For myself, and for others.  It feels like it’s mine.  I’m comfortable, I’m learning and growing, I’m sharing, and I feel inspired by the art of photography.  It’s […]

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                                            Anticipation Anticipation, or being enthusiastic, is an emotion involving pleasure, excitement, and sometimes anxiety in considering some expected or longed-for good event. Robin Skynner considered anticipation as one of “the mature ways of dealing with real stress… You reduce the stress of some difficult challenge by anticipating what it will be like and preparing […]

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The art of life

To go with the flow means to survive, at times, in our world.  Coping with change has become as unnoticed as your child growing by inches.  It happens right before your eyes.  It takes putting them in last years pants, or measuring them against the wall, or a long distance friend coming around and bringing that change to […]

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Seasons of change

There is so much beauty in the changing of the seasons.  This season is undoubtedly popular.  There is such beauty in walking on crunchy leaves; all while witnessing Mother Nature’s rapture through color.  On a sunny fall day, the breeze is majestic.  To feel the warmth of the sun, yet fill your lungs with crisp […]

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Living room life

My dear friends, I pray you never stop asking………… Early on in Livia’s diagnosis, Jake and I decided that we would try our best not to let (what the textbooks said) Livia’s limitations would be, hold us back from what we wanted to do as a family.  We were and are determined to keep life […]

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Dig Deep

I find myself using a phrase quite often during my body pump classes.  I will warn my class of a difficult set or encourage them during the end of a particularly hard track.  I will say something along the lines of “let’s finish this chest track together, dig deep, and finish strong!” Or maybe something […]

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