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I started out my morning pretty happy.  I got snuggles from my toddler, my oldest came in to say good morning and get a hug.  Then my Dude came in and explained to me that he “didn’t drop it, there was just too much gravity.”  He never did explain to me what exactly he didn’t…

It’s Okay to Ask for Help

I was watching an episode of Grey’s Anatomy with my hubby tonight, and it touched on mental health issues.  It’s such a difficult subject for so many people.  And unless you’ve been there and done that, it’s one of the most formidable things to try to explain to someone else. My first husband suffered from…

Trust Like A Toddler

I wasn’t enough.  But I was never supposed to be.  I was supposed to reach my arms up to my heavenly Father, and trust that He had me.  Because He does have me.  All day, every day, even when I feel like an abysmal failure.

I Lost Her

Almost exactly 6 years ago, I had one of the hardest days of my life. I went from pregnant, expecting my third child and waiting to get my first glimpse of her. And then the next moment, I was being told that I wasn’t going to get to meet her. At least, not on this…

In the Palm of His Hand

After last year, I was pretty shaken.  Weather events had been striking our little area for a few months, and they just weren’t getting better.  It started off with winter heading straight in to summer, seeming to forget about spring altogether. We had roads washing out.  We had creeks overflowing.  A city close to us…

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These last few days have been emotionally challenging.  I live in BC, Canada, and this particular area is surrounded by wildfires.   Literally surrounded.  North there are several fires that hamper our escape.  East there are fires threatening the homes of those I care about.  Fires to the south that have destroyed the homes and…