the prayer that never fails.

One of my dear friends  is about to give birth to her baby any day now. She has had a challenging pregnancy, complicated by the fact that she has been living in one of the hottest states in our country. There have been numerous family and job related struggles in recent months. She and her…

a heart reset when things are less than ideal. 

It had been a rough, hot mess day, and it was only 9am. There had been a hungry baby fussing and the general morning rush to make lunch for my husband, get everyone fed & dressed, while trying not to ignore my own hunger for too long. There had already been a glass broken accidentally,…

turning 30 [a belated birthday post.]

I turned thirty years old this week. Thirty. I keep saying it under my breath or while I’m driving in the car to see if it sounds any less weird. Nope. Still weird. (And I may or may not be adding crazy to the mix by talking to myself.) Thirty. I’m thirty. As much as…

the grace of spring days.

I think I’ve imagined that since I’ve grown in my understanding of transition and have lived through enough of them that I am somehow exempt to how it works. Or maybe I just believed the lie that because this is a “good” transition instead of something that is only hard, that I won’t experience all…