Category Archives: from the heart

With us having the biggest snowfall in Texas history (12.5 inches in 24 hours) it feels like it's been one long weekend since last Tuesday. I'm not complaining… because I LOVE weekends because it's time with my husband!! And this weekend was wonderful.  1. We rented movies and actually watched them. (that's rare for us) […]

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I'm trying this out to see if it helps me organize my thoughts more.  Every Tuesday I'd like to just share 10 things I'm thinking about or learning about or experiencing. I think this will help me journal everyday life things and thoughts so one day when I realize that life was a blur when […]

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….that's what I would call the past 8 months really. I'm coming to really love texas. I feel at home here. I do miss North Carolina but it's amazing how much a place can become home when your family is here.  And they do say once a texan, always a texan. So maybe it's just […]

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I had a wonderful birthday this year. Thank you so many who spoke encouraging words to me, on my facebook, my blog, called me, and around the dinner table.   We had my birthday dinner at my parents Saturday night. And Dad and Mom asked me to share things from growing up, like lessons learned, […]

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I didn't realize how much I needed her there until I dropped her back off at the airport and I had had a big lump in my throat all that morning and I felt a part of me leaving when I drove off. I thought about holding her captive longer… but I thought that probably […]

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I need to blog. Well, what I really need to do is go to bed. But for some reason I"m not sleepy. So I try to use these times to blog. So, if I complain on facebook that I'm tired… tell me I asked for it and should have gone to bed about now.  I've […]

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I've been wanting to share on here some of my mind's thoughts this past week but just haven't had the time or the words to put it in. So when I found myself being able to put it into sentences for a dear friend today I thought that it pretty much summed up the past […]

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 I'm coming to get you today!!  You just got out of the hospital yesterday, Grandma Joy came to pick you up and she spent the day and last night with you. Her voice was full of that "newborn giddiness" that just happens when you have a baby around you for any length of time. Yesterday […]

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I haven't even met this baby yet and already he fills my thoughts. But then I can't think about him too much because I'm trying to fit three weeks of work into this one week. And so in a way it's good that I'm occupied… but I'm also a stress ball. I think hours of […]

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Last month God brought my parents together with some long time family friends for a sweet time of fellowship. During that time they found out that their granddaughter was about to give birth to a baby boy and needed a home for him because of some choices she had made and she was serving time […]

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If you asked me at the beginning of this summer how in the world I was going to make all the trips, shoot and edit all the weddings, settle into my apartment, and stay sane!! I would have told you only by God's grace and that I couldn't think about it because I didn't have […]

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Thanks for all the feedback I've been getting from these posts. It's hard to know sometimes what to say and to say it in such a way that's encouraging and grateful but yet also in a way that truthfully conveys what does and doesn't help best during a time of sorrow and change. And this […]

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     A year can change much in ones life. This Christmas looks so very different from the last, in so many ways. Last Christmas as I slept, I was not aware that my precious wife was holding the news of our new baby right next to me. Last Christmas brought Joy and elation of […]

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I, (Dan) have always been one to embrace with all that I am. If I love something I do not love it half way. This has been true of my many sins but it has also ben true of the numerous ways God grants it to me to display his glory. I love my wife, she has […]

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"think…think…think." ~ winnie the pooh.  Lately I've had some much needed time and space just to think and process all that has happened and is happening. I think that you've got to have that in order to be able to appreciate others when you spend time with them and are able to talk about your […]

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Dan and I just got back from a weekend in Charlotte NC. A friend gave us tickets to the ECU/VT football game and so we decided to go and just make it a getaway weekend. The game rocked! (aside from some REALLY hyped up drunk ECU fans! wow!) I must admit it was my first […]

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I can’t believe it’s almost been two weeks since Asher was born. I wish I had a ton to write about and I think in the coming weeks I will, but it’s been just a time of grieving and resting since we buried our son. We cry daily and miss him a lot. My arms […]

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Yesterday was Asher’s memorial service and over 500 people attended and hopefully were encouraged to long for heaven more. We are amazed that we have so many people who love us and are supporting us. We are blessed beyond words. Dan and I worshiped and were encouraged by the truth of God’s word. Thank you […]

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Good morning Son, My night was filled with dreaming and even my dreams knew you were not here. I think my body, mind and Spirit fully understand that you are in your eternal home and not in our temporary home here in Raleigh. I miss you. Mornings and Feeding Times are the hardest for me. […]

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