Yet another blog from the past in my drafts folder, cleaned and spiffed up for you this happy Tuesday. (For the record, Heidi is no less bossy now than she was at three years old….) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Heidi can be kiiiiiind of bossy. I’m not sure if this is a character flaw or a three-year-old phase.… Continue reading Living On a Prayer
A post resurrected from last summer that I never published. I am posting this while I gather some interviews for future posts. 🙂 Enjoy. ————————————————————————————— It’s been awhile since I’ve written. Turns out having two kids is a lot more like multiplication instead of addition, as a wise friend told me a few months ago.… Continue reading Have courage, dear heart
I remember one of the first “big” choices I ever had to make. (And now looking back, I think, “Oh if that was truly the hardest choice I would have to make nowadays! I miss those days!). I was merely an eighth grader, yet so grown up in my mind at the time. It was… Continue reading This may be the most important blog post I’ve ever written…at least for me.
As a mother, Amanda is one in a million. I’ll never forget how I met her. Heidi was just five days old, and I had worked up the courage to take my new baby to a breastfeeding support group at IU West. The class is a tad intimidating. Because yes, it’s exactly what you think… Continue reading Story #2: Amanda Linderwell and Her Son Xander
I really wish there was a quota for being sick each winter. Like…once you’ve had strep, the stomach bug, mastitis and a feverish cold, you could be free and clear the rest of the winter. Doesn’t that seem fair? Well. One thing I’ve learned is that life is not fair. I know you all feel… Continue reading Staring down 2015
I haven’t had much time to blog because of various life circumstances and oh, WE ARE CONSTANTLY SICK IN THIS HOUSE. I am sure many of you feel my pain, because as they say, “‘Tis the season!” But I did manage to find this old blog post I never published. I wrote it right around… Continue reading Easter musings, just before Christmas
I met Ashley Elkins six years ago at the wedding of a dear friend of mine. We immediately clicked, dancing and laughing the night away, intermittently stopping to learn more about each other. When I found out she was a flight nurse, I was both impressed and intimidated by this heroic person. As it turned… Continue reading Story #1: Ashley Elkins, Missionary Nurse in Uganda