when you want to prove you deserve a rest.

There was a chance, a small, tiny, slim chance that I might be pregnant. And I hoped it was true. There was part of me that had the best of intentions. I really did want a sibling for our daughter and for our family to grow. But that particular day, my desire was more selfish…

how to fight the lie that there won’t be enough.

The belief that there won’t be enough strikes my heart at all sorts of moments. When I’m grocery shopping and I want to stock up on EVERYTHING, not just the item on sale. When I’m writing and I want to hold back and “save” my good ideas, in case there aren’t any more. When I’m…

the grace of being enjoyed + a giveaway.

I like going places with my little lady, on the whole. There are times when any human isn’t particularly pleasant, especially when hunger or exhaustion is involved. But, in general, her company is lovely.  Recently, we were at Costco and her squishy hand was in mine. We were slowly following my husband, taking in the…