Navigating the Hardest Season of Our Lives

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“Go ahead and give me my tissues now,” I joked to my girlfriends as we got our Kleenex out and made our predictions about what the ceremony would be like. I thought maybe I’d be a little emotional because we loved this bride and her family so much. But after the brutal season our life had just narrowly escaped, the tears were fresh and free-flowing. I literally began … [Read more...]

5 Things I Wish I’d Told Myself After My Miscarriage

5 Things I Wish I Could Have Told Myself After My Miscarriage

The time after my miscarriage was one of the most difficult seasons I’ve had to go through; here are five things I wish I could go back and tell myself: 1. Please don’t be mad at the friends and family who do not acknowledge your loss. Really, you have to let it go and move on. Do not hold on to the hurt and anger you feel. It will do you no good. Remember, six months … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Young Married Couples

An Open Letter to Young Married Couples

Dear Young Married Couples: Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our 33rd year of marriage…to each other. (Thank you, Jesus, for grace and for helping us to stay married.) I began to reflect on what I would tell young married couples in their 20’s or 30’s, if given the chance. Some of these words of advice came to my mind immediately. Some, I had to dig deeper and … [Read more...]