Waves of Grief

10 years ago today Adam lost his very short and valiant battle with cancer. Together for almost 16 years. 4 dating, 1 engaged and almost 11 years married. I woke up this morning with him on my heart. I think of him daily and see reminders of him in our children, both in looks and… Continue reading Waves of Grief

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Handling Hurt

People can be hurtful. It can be through words or actions, but regardless of how it happens, it effects you. I have recently dealt with several different hurts that I never saw coming. I have spent a lifetime recovering from hurts and disappointments. I often wonder how I am still standing. Why do I continue… Continue reading Handling Hurt

A Day Full of Love

Happy Valentine’s Day friends! I hope today you were loved and were able to share love with others. I always like to do little treats for my family. Some years we do a fancy dinner, some cards and candy, sometimes a little spending money. Matt and I never to big romantic gestures for Valentine’s Day.… Continue reading A Day Full of Love

A Patient Love

Saturdays, who loves them? I know I do. Especially when there is nothing on the agenda. But today was not one of those Saturdays. Today, after a very long wait, one very patient twin finally got his big boy room! Matt, Jake and I disassembled the twins loft beds and put together his new one.… Continue reading A Patient Love

A Not So Quiet Love

I love quiet. I like to talk, but when you grow up in a big family and then become a mom of a big family, quiet is not something that is found often. I don’t find the need to fill the silence with words. Quiet makes me happy, it recharges me! We have a balance… Continue reading A Not So Quiet Love