I chose LIFE.

Just like most young, single women, I was terrified when I found out that I was pregnant.  Not because I have never experienced that before.  I have two little girls with my ex husband.  I was nineteen when I got pregnant with my first, but it still wasn’t as scary as when I was pregnant…

Soaring Through Storms

Have you ever been in a plane during a storm? The captain comes on the loud speaker and will make an announcement warning you that there will be turbulence ahead but that he is trying to navigate around or climb above the storm. Then….as promised…the turbulence will ensue. It will be uncomfortable but you have…

Thank you

Just a few weeks ago we hosted a baby shower for 52 single and pregnant girls. FIFTY-TWO.  I’m fairly certain there probably has never been a church attempt something like this before. Gateway Church and friends made it happen. Many people would come up to me with their tears in their eyes and barely able…

Tell Me Something Happy

Duck Ducks… When my baby boy was 12-18 months old one of his favorite activities was to go for a walk in his stroller and feed the duck-ducks. He would point and say duck-ducks over and over again. It was so amusing and entertaining for him.  The ducks would see us approaching and would waddle…

Bad Days

I’m thinking back to some of the most lonely, hopeless, heart wrenching times of my life and I’m shaking my head in awe, because… God did it. He brought me through. You know whenever you are going through hell and you get comments like, “It will be worth it” “There’s always a light at the…

Graced Not Shamed

As I have walked with my younger daughter through her journey of an unplanned pregnancy and the birth of my precious grandson, I am amazed at what God is doing in my own life. My journey started over two and a half decades ago with my own unplanned pregnancy and the birth of my first…

Rainclouds and Rainbows

There’s a much-awaited chill in the air and it’s raining.  I love this weather.  Some people don’t like the rain or the cold; I love them both.  When a cold rainy day comes my dad will be the first to say, “This weather…SUCKS!”  People say that going a while without seeing the sun gets them…

Comfort Zones

How often do we stay in our comfort zones because we’re scared of the unknown? We stay doing our day-to-day routine because that’s what we know … and nothing ever changes. Sometimes we even hate our life but we’re too scared to step out and change. On Monday night I got to stand on the…

A Peanut for Christmas

We were going to be pregnant together, my oldest sister and I. I was due September 4th and she September 6th. This was particularly exciting given I’d had a miscarriage the month before and she had two before considering fertility treatments. For my sister and her husband there was another aspect of importance. My brother-in-law, who…