The JOY on her face in photo #1 and the weight of her head on my chest in photo #2. How many hours we spent just being still, breathing in unison, praying and trusting that God’s timing was (and is) perfect timing. These two photos remind me of the deep love and trust we shared and of the … [Read more...] about Courtney’s Joy
Happy Advent my dear friends. Today begins four weeks of waiting in Hope for Love to arrive with the birth of Jesus. It’s a time to seek quiet, peaceful moments preparing our hearts to welcome the Messiah. For me and my family it’s also a time to remember the life of our beautiful daughter … [Read more...] about Courtney’s Prayer Stocking
Family! Today was our annual St. Nicholas Day Gathering and it was a blast!! It’s one of my mother’s favorite days of the year. My Dad LOVED Christmas. He is missed the most during this season. When he was alive we did Christmas BIG! It was his favorite day of the year! It’s mine too! Today we … [Read more...] about St. Nichols Day 2018
The first Christmas after Courtney’s death we didn’t know what to do with her stocking. It didn’t seem right to not hang it. So we did. As that first Advent proceeded, I thought of our girl everyday. As the emotions overwhelmed me so many times that first year, I ended up putting little slips of … [Read more...] about Courtney’s Stocking
Today was spent steeped in memories and moving furniture. The @grouchy_historian And I have been working on de-cluttering our home for the last few months. We’ve been intentional and slow, working through boxes from storage and the attic, choosing what to keep and what to give away, both of us … [Read more...] about Sacred Space
29!! Where did the time go!! Happy Birthday to my Jonathan Douglas, my first born. You took 36 hours to get here and changed our lives with your first breath. You are smart, funny, faith-filled man and loyal to those you love. You can make me spitting mad in one breath and have me laughing … [Read more...] about Happy 29th Birthday Jonathan!