Sometimes We Get More Than We Can Handle

God Won't Give Me More Than I Can Handle

"God will never give you more than you can handle." Sounds like a nice concept. I wish it was the truth. But, it's not. It's not even biblical. 1 Corinthians 10:13(NIV) says, "And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear." But, that's speaking of temptation. Not of the weight we are capable of bearing. When … [Read more...]

How Having Kids Changes Marriage

How

Let's be honest. Marriage is work. HARD work. And anyone that says different is a lying liar from liar-ville that lies. It is forever changing. No two days are the same. Early on, your husband will laugh and think it's cute when you roll your eyes at him. On day 1,542, he'll get up and leave the room. The goofy man you married with the sense … [Read more...]

Hope

Hope

First came shock, then sadness, then fear. I sat down with my husband on the couch, and the updates flashed across the screen. Another terrorist attack. So many lives extinguished in a single moment. Masses hurting. My heart aches at the state of the world. Growing up, I never thought I would have to explain terrorism to my children someday. … [Read more...]

Improbability Anxiety

Improbability Anxiety

I'm a worst scenario kind of gal. I wasn't always this way. I used to be laid back, go with the flow, light hearted even. Having lead an easy, healthy, almost charmed life. What did I have to fear? But, becoming a parent and subsequently having a sick child began to chip away at my resolve. It conditioned me to hold on to my fear. To keep it … [Read more...]

When I Was Scared to Say I Was a Special Needs Mom

  You know I love sharing about my son's Cranio with my fellow parents. About the ups, downs, good, bad, and all of my scattered thoughts along the way. I got to share one thing that's been on my mind lately over on The Mighty today. Check it out!   And check back later this week for more reviews, Printables, and more Spring fun! … [Read more...]

Why 30 Doesn’t Scare Me

30

I turn 29 this year- which means 30 is just around the corner. I still think of myself as in my early 20's, until someone asks how old I am. Or, I hang out with someone in their early 20's- they're basically teenagers. So many of my friends who have already turned 30 told me how hard it was for them. But, I don't think it'll be bad for … [Read more...]

I Decided to Live in the Moment

I Decided

This weekend was my son's 4th Birthday party. We had a fun Star Wars themed party with family and friends. Yummy snacks and cupcakes that I let my little guy help me decorate. They weren't the most beautiful, but he was so proud to share them, because he got to be a part of the creating of them. I had planned on taking loads of pictures of the … [Read more...]

My God is Bigger

My God is Bigger

I've been thinking a lot about my prayer life lately. I've been pondering the kinds of things I've been praying for. And in the middle of my prayer the other night, I realized something. My God is bigger than what I've been praying for. There's a particular thing I've been praying about a lot lately, and I have been praying for the easiest … [Read more...]

Today You Are 4

Sweet little boy, this morning you woke up and the first words you said were, "I be 4!" How has this day arrived already? Wasn't it just yesterday we were rushing to the hospital, where you made your debut via emergency c-section? You couldn't wait to meet us, I guess. And just like your personality, you wanted to meet us NOW! You are the … [Read more...]

Why Yes, I Do Only Have One Child

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  It has come to my attention lately that people are becoming very judgmental about the size of other peoples' families. And not just "people"- Moms. Ladies,  Momming is hard enough without tossing judgement daggers at each others' throats. Whether I want a big family or a small one, let me resurrect one of my favorite childhood … [Read more...]