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 are now a week out from embarking on one of the most exciting adventures we have ever experienced! Next Monday, we will head to the airport, board a plane, and be on our way for a seven week excursion to Bolivia. I know that seems a bit random. Bolivia. The poorest country in South America, … More Why Bolivia?
I came across a verse in my Bible study the other day that really struck a nerve, and has stuck with me since I read it. It’s in Psalms. Let me share it with you. Psalm 22:24 – For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, and he has not hidden his … More Our Tough Stuff
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