It feels strange to be packing away all of my breastfeeding gear - pumps, pillows, nightgowns and such. This time last year, my Isaac and I were deep in the throes of bonding and loving and feeding and growing. He was barely 2 weeks old, we had just found our rhythm, and though I was … Continue reading We Made It! #WorldBreastfeedingWeek
Let me start by saying "I'm sorry". Sorry for my absence, sorry for my silence. Instead of the anticipation-filled, party planning frenzy that turning 30 can often incite, it actually had the opposite effect, causing me to withdraw for a while, trading outwardly sharing my thoughts and writing for long periods of solitary, internal contemplation. … Continue reading Turning 30: Transformed by the Light
“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.” Isaiah 54:2-3 NIV Imagine that you are waking up … Continue reading Stretch!!!
As Leap Day 2016 comes to a close, and I pondered what I should write about, I decided to reflect on my hopes and expectations for this year. Two months in, and this year has brought about a dramatic shift in my mindset, my expectations, my sense of inspiration and motivation. I've had an … Continue reading This is MY Leap Year
Letting go of my past. Embracing my present. Anticipating my future. Propelled by Peace, Prayer and Purpose.
"Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like … Continue reading Leap for Joy
I had a near miss today while driving to pick up my son and niece from school. One of those harrowing, nerve-shattering, mind-frazzling near misses that makes you run through all of the alternate scenarios that could have occurred had you been one second earlier or late in reacting. I was stopped at a light … Continue reading Too Busy to Look Up
Over the last four months, I have had the distinct joy of watching our newest little man grow and change. In what seems like the blink of an eye, he has gone from that newborn with the vacant stare and limp noodle physique to a squirming, drooling, back scooting ball of curiosity and wonder. And … Continue reading Tiny Steps to Big Change
Source: Embracing Motherhood...My Way
Run, run, keep running,Faster, farther...Wait! Too. Tired. Slowing down.Trying to keep up, instead I'm worn out.I stop. Just a pause. I. Need. Rest.Breathe in, Breathe out. Repeat. I look back toward the starting point. Gaze longingly at the finish line.Must. Find. The will to move. By Andrea St. LouisInspired by the Daily Post "Fifty Word" Writing Challenge!