author ● sojourner ● mother artist

author ● sojourner ● mother artist

Category: The Everyday

A Year of Rhythms

A Year of Rhythms

When my husband and I sat down to brainstorm a list of things we wanted to focus on and accomplish this year, it was a long list. It could’ve quickly became overwhelming. As I was categorizing the list, I noticed a theme. While there was […]

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The Tension in Everyday

The Tension in Everyday

Yesterday the kids and I took our weekly poetry tea time on the road. It produced a few pretty pictures, almost tears, some hard to hear reading of Valentine books and poems, a couple near mishaps, and, in the end, revealed the tension in the […]

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Remembering on Infant Loss Awareness Day

Remembering on Infant Loss Awareness Day

My mom gave me a stuffed animal monkey when we found out we were pregnant with our first baby. A few weeks later I would hold this little monkey as we lost our first baby, thinking of all the things we’d never get to experience. […]

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Motherhood & Spiritual Disciplines

Motherhood & Spiritual Disciplines

This is how most mornings look around here. Some time between 6:30am and 7am I’m joined by at least one or two kids (this morning all four jumped in bed). I read my Bible between snuggles, baby dolls, blankets, often Legos, breakfast requests (Can I […]

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Lingering Grief of the Named Unspoken

Lingering Grief of the Named Unspoken

There are some hurts that never go away. It’s been nearly eight years since we lost our first baby. It hurts to even say that. Seven years ago, I should’ve been holding a baby in my arms, due a week before Mother’s Day. But my […]

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