You Have Turned My Mourning Into Joyful Dancing

Today marks one year since my grandmother passed away. Over the course of this year I have believed a lie. When my grandmother passed away I believed a part of me passed away with her. Last Christmas I felt like I had just woken up out of a bad dream that I would never wake... 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 →

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