10 weeks

10 weeks and it still seems like a bad dream. I wonder at what point I will stop marking my days by how much time has passed since Isaac died. People ask how we are doing and it is a hard question to answer. “Fine” seems to be the response that comes out...

Overcoming

This past weekend I had the opportunity to get away with my dear friend Kami. We made a little road trip down to Newton, IA to attend a women’s conference where Angie Smith was speaking. I have long followed Angie’s writing. In 2008 she started blogging as...

The Beauty of Brokenness

Missing Barb! Some of you may already know parts of this story….but I was reflecting on these beautiful women and how they became such an integral part of my life and it felt important to share it again here. I can see so clearly how God was placing specific...

Taking off the mask

2 years ago things were really really hard for Isaac. We spent that next year+ warring on our knees on his behalf. I remember praying daily, hourly for God to rescue him. There were nights we didn’t sleep because I wasn’t sure he would make it through. The...

The Elephant is Back…but…

The elephant is back. The one that visits time and again. That sits on my chest and reminds me of the reality of our lives “after”… I had been given a reprieve and while I didn’t feel great, the constant weight of the elephant wasn’t...