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Easter Memories Old and New

Fourteen Easter seasons ago Ryan and I were processing the information that had just been handed down to us from a perinatologist in Austin, Texas informing us that our son had spina bifida. Finding out that something is wrong with your child is completely overwhelming. I’ve said before in that moment, there was really no…
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The Day the Linen Closet Died

Learning what you have to let go of helps you realize what you want to hold on to.
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Out of Body Experience

Late night fun outside, just riding bikes and jumping on trampolines, playing pretend with the neighbors and your siblings. Not a worry in the world. Not in my world anyway. I was free - for just a moment.
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Like a Sore Thumb

I do not want to conform to the world. I want to look like the opposite of the world...
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The Old Ball and Chain…

And so, I will adjust my posture from one of annoyance, to that of gratefulness.
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‘Tis the Season

The sting of watching my life as a mom not look the way I had always pictured it, doesn't ever go away. Some days are easier than others and the grief is so faint and so small in my heart that I nearly forget it's there. And other days, it's so big and painful I'm not sure how I will get through it. And that is ok. Grief is a part of this journey.
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Would You Like the Leather Package?

I’ve come to realize you have to be so deeply in love with Jesus that if all of these things in your life disappear and if all the people in your life fall away, that He will be your rock and your steady fortress.
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No Refunds or Exchanges

The lessons and experiences from this life are priceless, but ultimately, the reason I would never trade it, is because I have grown closer to Jesus BECAUSE of my circumstances.
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This _____________ Life

But it turns out, though my heart may break at times, and though I may feel alone, I am not alone.
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Remarkably Loved

For whoever out there, like me, can easily feel unworthy and unnoticed, there is good news.
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