grief

How You Can Choose Faith, Not Fear

March 31, 2015
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This picture is our son, Ethan, during the summer when he was five.  You can’t tell by the picture how high he is, but let this Mom tell you that my heart was racing.  It was a little bit dangerous. But…I let him climb.  And…I prayed.  Since we lost Austin to something as mundane as strep … Read more

3 Ideas to Avoid the Mess that Hurry Makes

March 25, 2015
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Is this how you feel most days?  Like you must run at super-human speed, racing through your day to get everything done that needs doing?  I sure do.  As soon as my eyes open, my brain starts trying to figure out how many things I can get done and in what order. The other day, … Read more

3 Ideas to Help You Grab Gratitude and Push Out Pain

March 23, 2015
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This is Austin Lee the day before his 3rd birthday.  He picked out his birthday cake and made it mostly by himself…cracking the eggs and everything!  I helped a little, of course, but he really tackled it.  He was way too mature for his age.  I am grateful now for his maturity because it allowed us to … Read more

Mighty Monday ~ What to do When Life Gives You a Sucker Punch ~ Part 1

March 16, 2015
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This is a picture of me being goofy at our family reunion last summer.  The question I get asked most often is, “how do you do it?”  You see, at this reunion we would be missing my brother, Jeff, who died in a car accident in 1989, when he was 23.  And, more recently, in 2008, … Read more