Consider it Joy

It is a tough pill to swallow, the idea that we should count our trials as joy. Is that my first response? I remember studying that scripture along with the book of Job before Isaac died and asking IF I were faced with a trial like Job would I seriously have a...
Only You

Only You

I cleaned my house for hours yesterday. Yes my house was dirty but this was like washing down cabinets/walls kind of cleaning. Today after church and lunch I went outside and started raking up some of the dead leaves in our yard. I maybe should have offered to host...
15 months

15 months

Today is 15 months since we lost Isaac. 456 days. It feels like a lifetime since I heard his voice. For me, the 21st has always been a harder day. It is a recognition of yet another month that has gone by. I don’t suppose I will always count in months, but for...
Our 2020 Christmas Letter

Our 2020 Christmas Letter

Every year I send out a pile of Christmas cards, but I know I don’t get one to everyone that is a friend online. So I try and share our Christmas letter in a blog post too. This post is coming a little after Christmas only because we spent a week away from MN in...
A year of you gone…

A year of you gone…

Just like so many of our “first” milestones in loss, today was one that I was not looking forward to. I think as you walk through grief, especially traumatic grief it is easy to wonder what you should do. Am I processing this the way I should? I have been...
Isaac’s First Heavenly Birthday

Isaac’s First Heavenly Birthday

On Wednesday November 18th we celebrated what would have been Isaac’s 24th birthday. Instead of texting him and bothering him for gift ideas, we planned a day with a few things that we felt as a family would best honor our boy. I can’t tell you the number...