Category Archives: thoughts

My Grace Baby

Both of my boys are undeserved gifts from God. Both of my boys bring me joy and both of them teach me more of God’s grace. But, while Silas is my Joy Baby, Cooper is my Grace Baby. Cooper’s entrance into … Continue reading

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My Joy Baby

A friend once told me that she calls her children her “joy babies.” Children are treasures, and gifts from God. When God gave us Silas, so much joy entered our lives. What a thrill to find out we were pregnant, … Continue reading

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My Little Parts of Speech

We’ve decided that Silas is a verb and Cooper is a noun. What do we mean? Silas is, and always has been, constant action—a verb. He really wasn’t a cuddly baby, and “sitting on the couch with him” as a … Continue reading

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100 Things

At our CBC Ladies’ Bible Study meeting last Thursday night, Jen encouraged each of us to make a list of 100 things we’re thankful for and then to pray that list back to God. Last night I sat down and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Turning Thirty

Today I turn 30. Am I sad? Not really (okay, maybe a little), but no, I’m not sad. Everybody tries to make you think you should be sad at growing older. But, I’m welcoming thirty because I like who God … Continue reading

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Motherhood Confessions

It was one week ago today that Cooper started taking solid afternoon naps. I feel as though I’ve come through a dark fog of sleepless & fussy days and nights, and now I have my life (and arms) back. We’re … Continue reading

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In Cooper’s Eyes

To mother an infant is to have your own personal fan club. Sitting next to Cooper, I read the meaning of adoration in his eyes. He looks at me expectantly, waiting for me to look back at him. And once … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Everyday

It’s raining today. And on this gray day, I’m wanting to remember the beautiful things God surrounds me with each day. This season of little ones is hard; it is trying; it brings to light my sinfulness and unworthiness. But … Continue reading

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Dear Cooper,

One month ago today you opened your eyes for the first time and took a breath. We opened our hearts and our arms to welcome you into our family. We are holding you tight. Your chubby cheeks and tiny body … Continue reading

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Sit Still and See

The beautiful thing about nursing a newborn is that it forces me to sit down and open my eyes so I can truly see my babies. Just mentioning the phrase “living in the moment” can make any mommy feel a … Continue reading

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