Learning to Embrace Plan B

Every fall for the past three years, we’ve made a yearly tradition of going to a local apple orchard as a family. It was part of The Plan that this tradition would be long-standing and annual, with nothing or no one standing in the way of us getting our yearly cider fix and hundreds (!) …

How I’m Retraining My Inner Weather-(Wo)man to Stop Predicting Storms

  Whenever something terrible happens (especially something unexpected), I am not one to flee into the dregs of doubt or anger or even the common “Why me?” way of thinking. I usually am quick to accept, quick to cling to my faith, and quick to try and move on with the new reality. While I’ve …

Because Even While Waiting, Life Goes On

  Before I go into any other thoughts I had today, I wanted to thank everyone who has sent love and support and prayers our way since I posted about our miscarriage. While it’s still not the path we wanted, we feel very fortunate to be surrounded by so many people both in “real life” …

There is (Still) Much Good in the World

I often find myself fearful when I hear of all the evil in the world, and it seems like the past couple months have been especially difficult to bear between the publicity of the late-term abortions being performed by Planned Parenthood (not to mention the other atrocities going on there), the rising wave of terrorist …