This past week a beautiful little girl who lives just 45 miles away died from brain cancer. Her death has affected me deeply. It has brought up so many emotions as I remember what the week we lost Olivia was like. When your child is diagnosed with cancer you know the possibility of losing them … Continue reading A Mother’s Tears
Why? Such a simple, but incredibly loaded question. It is the question on the mind of anyone who has suffered through incredible hardship or tragedy. It is the question we ask when we see someone we love or admire going through something difficult. It is a question I have asked myself on more than one … Continue reading Why?
The last five years have been anything but easy. Our family has suffered through countless tragedies and major stressors. Sometimes a smile after all of that can feel impossible to find. Happiness can seem elusive or like its all together a myth. I am not the same person I was five years ago. At that point … Continue reading Finding Happiness
I saw a quote online today posted by one of my favorite Christian artists. It said, "God often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad of our greatest calling." This statement couldn't ring more true for my life. Becoming Olivia's mom was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. Words can't really … Continue reading Greatest Calling