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Motherless musings: Walking through life without her guidance.

Last weekend was Mother’s Day and I wanted to share some words I wrote a few years ago. This photo is one that stops me in my tracks. In Mom’s death bed, with her as she takes her last breaths. An earth-shatteringly hard experience, but I wouldn’t have been anywhere else. You are changed once […]

May 14, 2024

Caretaker, Grief

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Navigating May-cember & encouragement for mom.

May mama, I see you. ❤️ May is a magical month where the longer spring days, tease you with the reminder that summer is right around the corner. My children are school aged and the glorious month has turned into something else entirely. CHAOS! Years ago I loved the Holderness family call the month of […]

May 8, 2024

Encouragement, Family Life

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Broken is also beautiful: Kintsugi art and life.

Recently I picked up a little book to encourage me forward with writing. “Keep Moving” Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change by Maggie Smith was a gift that I had no clue my soul needed. Each page is filled beautifully with short words of wisdom and encouragement. Every few days I would pick it up […]

April 9, 2024

Grief, Hope, Inspiration, Purpose, Uncategorized

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5 things I wish I had known before I became a daughter of Alzheimer’s disease.

As someone who lost a parent earlier than expected, it is hard to not go into the month of loss without a certain dread. Even after almost 5 years of my mom leaving this earth, the pain of what could have been will always linger. February will always be a month of remembering Mom. My […]

February 13, 2024

Caretaker, Hope

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Seeking a minimalist life: A beginner’s guide to having less.

When January comes around there is a feeling that makes our family want to purge. When you have lived in the same home for 11+ years, it can be easy to accumulate stuff. Especially when it has become easier than ever to bring “stuff” into our homes. Recently we worked on reorganizing our bedroom and […]

January 31, 2024

Uncategorized

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Grief through the Holidays

Each year I find myself brimming with anticipation of the Holidays. Maybe it’s the little girl that still resides inside or the beauty that the month of December can hold. We were only a few hours into Thanksgiving day this year when I realized that I was not ok. Not only did I not have […]

December 15, 2023

Caretaker, Family Life, Grief, Hope

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That time I was brave at a writing conference.

In 2022 I took a big leap of faith and attended my first writing conference. Becoming a writer has been something that I have slowly worked at for years. From the early days in 2010 as an infertility blogger, to starting a women’s ministry for a short time, the written and spoken word has always […]

November 6, 2023

Caretaker, Inspiration, Purpose, Uncategorized

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Our memories matter.

Mom (Melanie) and I before our first Walk to End Alzheimer’s in 2013. Grief is a funny thing. One minute you are a woman confidently walking through a place that you feel at home and the next minute you are sobbing in the Atlanta airport. My sweet mama has been gone for four years. But […]

October 17, 2023

Caretaker, Family Life, Hope, Inspiration, Purpose, Uncategorized

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Just takes one.

For years I have loved that I have made lots of incredible friends from all over the world. What a blessing it is to live life with people who you know and can learn from. Different people bring out different parts of me. The people who surround us are what make us completely human. Pieces […]

August 7, 2023

friendship, Inspiration, Purpose, Uncategorized

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Courage Cards.

And why you should have some also. Recently someone reached out for prayer. More than anything I wanted to affirm her and point her to the source that gives her strength. It reminded me of a friend who suggested I do something while I was going through a tough season. Friendship, belonging, and honestly knowing […]

July 24, 2023

Inspiration, Purpose, Uncategorized

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