Tag Archives: Hard Stuff

Healing

Months before the ocean became a really scary place for me, it was a place of refuge. Corey and I headed out the Seal Rock, OR for a weekend retreat of writing with the hilarious Beth Woolsey and 10 of … Continue reading

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Redemption

“There is redemption in this,” she said. “You may not see it now, but He always uses the big, hard things to do the big, good things. I promise.” And I nodded. In my grief-stricken numbness, I nodded. Because nodding … Continue reading

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Starting School for the First Time…

is busy. And stressful. And tiring. And hard. And sad… I didn’t quite anticipate how much I would miss Monica during the day. How much I would think about her minute to minute. Is she sad? Did she fall down … Continue reading

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The Real Truth About Blogging and Vacations

Here’s the funny thing about blogging: You only see what I want you to see. And for the most part, those are good things. Sometimes they’re hard things, but usually what I reveal, and what I want to remember is … Continue reading

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ALL THE BABIES!

Recently, there have been many, many babies born to our friends and family. I’ve had the privilege of photographing some of those precious little ones, and it has been an absolute joy! In order to keep you from suffering acute … Continue reading

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Guardian of my Heart Pieces

A funny thing happened today on the way to Kindergarten. Mo became a Big Girl. Yeah…weird. I know. And not in like a, Wow! I can’t believe we’re driving to kindergarten. She’s five! She’s so big. Because she is, truly, still … Continue reading

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How He Shows Me

I’m going to deviate from the normal Monday {Wordless Weekend} post for a bit, and use a lot of words today. Because, this guy. If you aren’t into posts that expound upon the awesomeness of someone’s spouse, I’ll understand if … Continue reading

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60 Years

These are photos from Grandma and Grandpa’s 60th Anniversary celebration. It’s hard to find words to describe the weekend, because it was a whirlwind and poignant and emotional. There were many people present to celebrate their long-standing relationship, including Grandma’s … Continue reading

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Flicking the Demons off My Shoulders

A tiny demon stands on each of my shoulders, whispering distress into my ear, directly to my brain. To my soul. They’re not the cartoon, red-hued, pitch fork toting, maniacally laughing demons of imagination. They’re more real than that. On my … Continue reading

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Ultrasounds and Prayers

Fundraising efforts for St. Gianna’s Maternity Home raised more than $50,000! If you were one of the many who contributed, they very sincerely thank you! And I say “You’re awesome!” So, as promised, ultrasound photos of our handsome Little Man. Happy face, … Continue reading

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