God’s Promise of Ezra

Our Pastors sent us this beautiful Gardenia and planter last month. It's so beautiful and fits in perfectly in the garden house. This second loss has been tough in different ways. It’s not a small thing when your church family leans into relationship in the tough seasons. Miscarriage is sometimes a topic that is not … Continue reading God’s Promise of Ezra

Pregnancy After Loss

***Trigger Warning: Miscarriage Mentioned*** Something 2020 taught me was the true meaning of flourishing with God. For me, flourishing with God is to become deeply rooted, established, and immovable in every season. When we lost our daughter in March to incompetent cervix and delivered her stillbirth at 18 weeks, 5 days, I meant it when … Continue reading Pregnancy After Loss

When to Safely Announce Your Pregnancy

To tell or not to tell, that is always the question when it comes to announcing a pregnancy. I can remember when Micah and I found out I was pregnant. We were in shock and discussing who and when to tell. We weighed the “risks” of sharing the news early with the secretiveness of not … Continue reading When to Safely Announce Your Pregnancy

What We Learn As We Wait on God’s Healing

I was wishing for a fresh bouquet of flowers today but decided to make the best of what I had at home. I made this bouquet of flowers from an old arrangement and foliage in the yard. Only 3 roses and baby’s breath lasted from an old bouquet so I added fern cuttings from my … Continue reading What We Learn As We Wait on God’s Healing

Mourning My Daughter’s Due Date in the Light

I remember finding the band 'Sleeping At Last' 2 years ago and falling in love with their song called Light. It is a wonderful song about becoming a parent. That was also the year God gave me more names in addition to Jacqueline and Ezra; names he gave me back in 2013 & 2014. He … Continue reading Mourning My Daughter’s Due Date in the Light

Chronic Hope Part 5: The Eye of the Storm

If I were to be completely honest, I felt a lot of fear about joining Nancy’s Nook. I mean, if this group helped so many women, why was it still just a facebook group? Typically, you should be able to trust your doctors before strangers in facebook groups so I was skeptical of these “specialists” … Continue reading Chronic Hope Part 5: The Eye of the Storm

Chronic Hope Part Four: The Rising Flood Waters

There it was in Jacquita’s handwriting, almost leaping off the page to get my attention. I could feel my heart beating out of my chest and the hairs on the back of my neck standing at full attention. I immediately wrote down 1 Peter 5:10 in several different places to remind me to keep the … Continue reading Chronic Hope Part Four: The Rising Flood Waters

Be My Valentine

Valentine’s Day is upon us once again and for my husband and me that makes this the 11th year we are celebrating this holiday together. For me, Valentine’s Day is a day where you show the ones you love how much you care about them. I usually don’t make a big deal out of this … Continue reading Be My Valentine

Chronic Hope Part Three: Torrential Downpour

I awakened to the sound of my alarm at 4am reminding me that today is surgery day. For everyone else it was just a typical Monday but for me it was the day I was going to find out if I can have children; it was the day that I would find out if I … Continue reading Chronic Hope Part Three: Torrential Downpour

Chronic Hope Part Two: The Raging Storm

As usual January 1st, 2017 came and went in the blink of an eye. In the first 2 months of switching to a whole foods plant based diet I felt wonderful. For starters the weight began to fall off even though we weren’t completely whole food plant based yet. What I mean by that is … Continue reading Chronic Hope Part Two: The Raging Storm