We are just enjoying being newly married. We have some travelling we want to do first. I’m just focusing on my career right now. These are just a few of the reasons I used (with a forced smile) to mask what was really going on. I wasn’t always that pleasant. One day I responded with
[This mom writes a powerful letter of gratitude to the nurses who ‘healed’ her, not just the physical wound, but the deeper one that can only be healed by touching someone else’s heart. What they did after the loss of her daughter, it gave her the reason to fight for her own life back. —
On Instagram, we see lots of photos of couples laughing hysterically in each other’s arms. With that, it’s quite easy to assume that all couples are perfectly happy in their relationship. In reality, however, these relationships aren’t as perfect as they look. This raises the question: “why do people stay in bad relationships?” Here are
I ran across an old boyfriend’s picture today. Not just any ole boyfriend, but the one who broke my heart, the one who shattered it into a million pieces, the one I was certain was “the one.” I prayed for him. I waited for him. I loved him. I cried over him. I lost weight
I’m making a vow, right now, to never use someone’s past against them if they have made a conscious effort to be better. We do it all the time. Every day. Especially now that everything seems to be so politically charged. But at what point do we just let go? At what point do we
[Amy Weatherly is a mom to three beautiful children. She writes and shares her thoughts about helping women find fulfillment and freedom. She wants them to know they are loved and worthy. She recently posted ‘This is the face of a momma’ on her Facebook page and instantly connected with moms all over. They sent
I’m sitting upstairs right now and both toddlers are downstairs with my husband and nasty colds. You know what that means? The F’n man flu season is coming. It might not even be the flu, it could just be a cold, but he’ll treat it like the plague because it happens every year like clockwork.
My daughter, Carson, was 10 in the spring of 2016 and had been having abdominal issues. She woke up screaming in pain one night. We found her in the bathroom curled up in the fetal position. I raced through town to the ER. Mario Andretti has nothing on a mama with her sick baby. The
It’s hard to achieve success in life. Most often it takes a lot of work, some degree of talent and sure, a bit of luck. The thing is, not everyone is willing to put in the time and effort required to achieve real and lasting success. Not everyone is willing to put aside the fun
It was long ago. We’ve all been there so I’m not shy to tell it. Plus I want to bring the amazing side of Down Syndrome Awareness to everyone reading. I was at the end of my rope. I had just received a phone call that made everything in life even worse. I felt my world was collapsing around
Finn is three years old and was diagnosed with severe heart disease when I was 19 weeks pregnant with him. He spent the majority of the first year of his life in the hospital after birth enduring 10 surgeries including one open heart surgery. He was home for about 11 months and then went into
Earlier this week we went to get Zeke’s senior yearbook pictures. On the way, I noticed his hands. Working hands. Hands that look familiarly like my dad’s work-stained hands and like Brandon’s in the early years of our marriage. I told him not to worry about it because they were doing head-shots. I was wrong.