Easter will be a little different this year. Or a lot different, am I right? #quarantine Over the past few years, I’ve been convicted about how we usually spend months planning and preparing and counting down for Christmas, and Easter so often doesn’t seem to get the same kind of investment or attention from us. … More 10 Ways to Make Easter a Big Deal for Your Kids This Year
I’d been feeling it for a while. We had gotten complacent. We weren’t very involved or serving in our church body yet. Our weekends were empty or filled based on whatever whims we had. We hadn’t been very intentional with one another or our kids for a little while. We were spending more evenings staring … More What Our Family’s “Life Revamp” Has Looked Like
It’s been almost two years since we found out our little boy had hip dysplasia. I think it’s taken me about that long to come to a place of being able to write about it. Lots of tears, hard days, long nights, and haunting “what if’s” have happened in the process of getting to this … More Our Journey With Hip Dysplasia
Our first experiences with having a baby and with parenting have been pretty rough. When Leland was born, he had a “click” in his hip, which meant we should go to the pediatrician and have it looked at to see if something might be wrong. Due to all the health issues I suffered from postpartum … More God is Always Good. Always.
Confessions: I used to see a mom in the store with a baby in a cast, and I would glance at her with a somewhat bewildered sense of pity. How sad to have a baby in a cast. How could she do her grocery shopping, just walking through the store and picking out her peanut … More When You’re “That Guy”
Since Leland was tiny, I have been whispering to him. Those sweet moments as I held him in my arms and I just gazed upon his perfect little face. “I love you, Leland Shepherd,” I would say. “Are you going to be strong? And brave? And gentle? Are you going to be kind? Are you … More Dreaming Big for Our Kids
We just booked flights to go down to Bolivia in South America for 2 months. 2 MONTHS! That’s such a long time to be away from home anywhere, let alone in a country you’ve never been to before, eating food you don’t normally eat, where everyone speaks another language, and the culture is totally different … More Missions and Mamahood