To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? And other hard decisions. . .

“YOU’RE CRAZY.” I know that’s what you are thinking. And, I may be a little crazy, but that’s ok. I’m an actress/director so I have tough skin (yah, we get a LOT of criticism!) But, I want to talk about this issue a little differently then you might expect.

The reason this is fresh on my mind is because of a conversation I had with my chiropractor yesterday. I told him that I was taking my son in for his one year wellness check the next day. We got into a discussion about vaccines and, as you would expect from a chiropractor, he recommended Continue reading

If Music be the Food of Love. . . PLAY ON.

Need some encouragement for your soul today? Play some music. Music has been such grace to me during difficult times. It has always been a very strong and powerful worship tool for me. Especially in my quiet moments alone. During pregnancy, one of the Getty albums was such a balm to my troubled soul. In fact, I listened to it so much that when Logan was born, to get him quiet, we would play one of the songs on the cd that I listened to so much and he would quiet right down. It was familiar to him. I guess it was a balm to his soul too.

Lately, I have been finding deep joy from an album called

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Reading-themed first birthday party

I am not crafty. I am not “pinteresty.” I am not even very creative. So I have been trying to plan Logan’s first birthday party for a while now since I knew I would need time to come up with good ideas. I also have a lot of talented friends, so I hired different people to make goodies for the party!

I came up with the theme simply because “reading/books” is the theme of Logan’s nursery. I knew I could use all the decor in his nursery and that would save me money. However, Continue reading

A letter to my son

Logan turns one next week. I have known I wanted to write him a letter for his first birthday for a while. Every time I sit down to do it, the words just don’t seem to flow.

My mom made me a box after my first year of life. Growing up, I was told I wasn’t allowed to open it until I was married. It was so special opening up that box with my mom the night before I was married. In it was a letter my mom had written me. You could see tear stains on it from her tears. So precious, right?

So I carry on the tradition.

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Miscarriage and the fallen world

I’m going to be writing a few posts soon about my son turning one. I still have yet to write out his birth story! Oops!

While thinking about what a joy Logan has been in our lives, I can’t help but remember that there was a time we were hurting. And while I believe that it is important to be able to celebrate Logan’s life, I know that there will be some reading my blog posts and mourning the loss of a miscarried baby. I know there will be women with an ache. It is a normal, God-given ache to be a mom. I have been there. I would like to share a journal entry I wrote after I miscarried our first baby. Continue reading

“I’m looking out for you”

IMG_2319It’s no secret that a Christian momma starts to see the love of the Father differently once she has a child. We see example after example of God teaching parents more about Himself through children. This has been no exception for me. The love I have for my son is something I could never explain. I could never fathom it before I was a mom. I could never expect my heart to be so. . . full. It’s truly unfathomable to think that God loves me even more. 

This is going to be one of the posts where I tell you that I am struggling. Continue reading