The Real Get Up Challenge

No, not the song/dance that took YouTube by storm...but life. The real Get Up Challenge. I am learning that ups and downs are both progress and are both important parts of life. Life is not composed of only ups. It is in the handling of our pain that we learn the most about ourselves and... Continue Reading →

Love Endures

My great-grandmother passed away last week and with that heavy on my family's heart I have spent a lot of time reflecting. One of my favorite memories of Grandma Rakes was when we found out I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, Madilyn. To add some context, Eric and I found out we were going... Continue Reading →

The Empty Shoes

I have been in a really dark and angry place for about two months now. I wish I could give you the good Christian response that "I have never lost faith,not even for a second," but somewhere in the pits of my emotions, I did. I've been looking at holiday after holiday, birthday after birthday,... Continue Reading →

So Many Things to Say

We’re coming up on two months now and there’s still so much I want to tell you. In two short months it feels like a lifetime of reporting I want to share. Madi received citizen of the month AND honor roll for the second time in a row. Emily can tell you about 15 different... Continue Reading →

#TearfulTuesday

One of the joys of most mental illness' are their predictability. They either hang out constantly or you know when it's coming. 12 years with depression and I typically know when it is about to show up. Sadness from grief on the other hand is something still very new to me. It has has been... Continue Reading →

See You Soon, My Meme

What do you do with news you never wanted? How are you supposed to react when part of your heart is going away? I am not sure of any of these things. All I know is three to six months is not enough time to say goodbye. Three to six months is a nanosecond in... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑