My sister, Randi, is five years older than me. We fought harder than any two sisters and we loved harder than any two sisters. We have been each other's champions and loved to annoy each other. We laughed and put on shows in our living rooms and made some epic Barbie movies together. It may… Continue reading My Sister
As I was scrolling through Instastories last night, I stopped on this photo my church posted of someone worshiping. My heart swelled and I teared up as I saw this person, lost in worship. Then it hit me. Dude. That’s me. I’m not used to my blonde highlights or seeing myself from that angle. It’s… Continue reading Lost in Worship
I wrote these words on my Facebook page a year ago today, almost a month into the pandemic. Yesterday, I hugged my fully vaccinated sister for the first time in over a year. I hugged my nieces and nephews. We celebrated Easter and things felt more normal than they had felt in a long time.… Continue reading April 5, 2020
You move away tomorrow. Not to go away to college or to go away for church camp, but to start your career and your adult life. LORD willing, this time next year you will be through the Police Academy and starting as a Rookie Police Officer. Other than (hopefully) the occasional overnight stay for holidays,… Continue reading Dear Daniel,
This tree in the parking lot of Kroger took my breath away today. I looked like a weirdo taking 1000 pics. I've struggled with how to put this story into words. If you grew up in a house like mine, you learned never to talk about good news because bad news was usually just around… Continue reading Miracle.
***TRIGGER WARNING*** If you have claustrophobia or have never had an MRI, this is not the post for you. I have better posts on MRIs for you (just search MRI in the search bar). This one is not suitable for anyone about to get their first MRI. I don’t want to unnecessarily fill you with… Continue reading MRI Panic Attack
I love people. I believe there is still good in this world. I am crazy in-love with Jesus. I want to spend my days helping people, loving people (ALL people), giving to people, and pointing people to Jesus. I want to reach the end of my life, having shared in the sufferings of Christ and… Continue reading Thoughts.
***DISCLAIMER*** I do not have a medical degree (shocker), so I cannot give you sound medical advice. I can only share my experience and encourage you to talk to your doctors if you have concerns. There is no substitute for amazing doctors. Also, TMI warning. I will be talking a lot about breasts. On Friday,… Continue reading Breast Surgery
It’s all about your perspective—how you look at a situation. Your point of view. On September 29, 2015, this was my point of view. I had just been told I had a life-long debilitating disease for which there is no cure. The neurologist who diagnosed me had attempted to comfort me by saying, “it’s not… Continue reading Perspective
What a difference a day makes. Today has been amazing. Let’s start there and take a second to celebrate that. I even ran a socially distanced 5K with my husband. We ran 1 mile loops so we could be close to home Incase we needed to bail early. It was not the 10K or the… Continue reading COVID Chronicles-Day 10