Dear son please don’t ever stop… Reaching for my hand. Climbing in my lap. Hugging me in public. Smiling so big when I walk into the room. Asking me to snuggle you a little more at bedtime. Wanting to sit by me. Holding my hand while you pray. Kissing me before you leave me. Greeting …

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I’ll hold you. Even before I knew of your existence, I’ll hold you. I’ll hold you in my heart and in my womb. I’ll hold your weight as I watch my body grow. I’ll hold you through morning sickness and shifted organs. I’ll hold you through food aversions and while I prepare a nursery for …

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An afternoon of screams and fits from my sassy toddler. “What can I help you with?” I ask him. Fit continues. “What is making you sad?” I ask him. Still crying. “What do you need?” I ask him. Screams continue. “What’s wrong?” I BEG of him (starting to lose what is left of my patience). …

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Yesterday, I had the honor and privilege of sharing my heart with 515 students. 515 kids were told they were accepted. Not in spite of their uniquenesses but because of them. 515 kids were asked to be courageous enough to chase big dreams. 515 kids were inspired to always look for ways to be helpful …

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Someone happened to snap a photo to document us all fancied up. This photo made me smile for so many reasons. One because fancy is a rarity for us these days. Adult nights are a rarity too. And sometimes it’s fun to get all fancied up and have a date night with your husband. But …

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My kids share a room, not because they have to but because they want to. And because it was a choice, not a have to, there are times that I question if they’re still happy sharing. There are times when I wonder if we made the right decision cramming them in one room. Creating little …

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There are things that make his mind race and keeps him up at night. He can make something out of nothing. In the biggest way possible. He’s a stay inside the lines, rule follower through and through. Which I have a love hate relationship with. I love that he values structure and respects authority and …

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