2018 Reflections

I don't quite know what it is about the end of the year that brings this wistful, nostalgic atmosphere, but I love it! There's a palpable quietness in my spirit, almost as if the calendar slows down my thoughts and heaven's wisdom descends like a fog. I learned about pain and selflessness. It wasn't anything … Continue reading 2018 Reflections

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Striving, Anxiety, and Light

God is pulling out of my heart the deep root of striving. It seems common to manufacture our worth with many, many, many tasks so we can feel purposeful. Let's be honest, what kind of people would we be if we got nothing done? We'd be worthless, right? That’s not what God says. We put … Continue reading Striving, Anxiety, and Light

My Birth Story, Part II: Labor and Delivery

If you missed part I, go read it first! The best way I can describe what a natural birth without pain medications felt like to me is a marathon. If you've ever run a marathon, you know what a muscle cramp feels like, and that you can't think "I can't do this" or overthink about … Continue reading My Birth Story, Part II: Labor and Delivery

My Birth Story, Part I: Pregnancy and War

You wouldn't think the two would go together, pregnancy and war, but oh, they do. From the minute I started even thinking my body might be hosting a new life in the near future, I started preparing. I started taking prenatal vitamins 4 months (yes, pretty much right when we got engaged) before the wedding, … Continue reading My Birth Story, Part I: Pregnancy and War