Family, Motherhood, Testimony

That Time My 3 Year Old Needed “Exploratory Surgery”

1 year ago it was the day before Father's day and 2 days before our anniversary. We had a getaway planned the next night to celebrate our anniversary. My husband was preaching that Sunday and being commissioned with the youth group for the upcoming mission trip that would begin 1 week later. 1 year ago,… Continue reading That Time My 3 Year Old Needed “Exploratory Surgery”

Family, Motherhood, Testimony

“Exploratory Surgery” and the Goodness of God

Just like I've seen ear infections 'come back' after the antibiotics were done could mean the same thing might be possible with a UTI, right? Early in May Rosie got sick suddenly with a fever and pain she described to me was when going to the bathroom. A round of medicine seemed to clear up… Continue reading “Exploratory Surgery” and the Goodness of God

Biblical Counseling, Convictions and Culture, Motherhood, Women's Health

Being Honest About My Mental Health

Part of why I love to blog, write, and paint furniture is because it's been good for my mental health. I don't think this comes as a surprise to anyone because like I wrote over at the Rochester MN Moms Blog, developing a hobby made me a better mom. We live in a tough world.… Continue reading Being Honest About My Mental Health

Confessions of a pastors wife, Homeschooling, Ministry, Motherhood, Testimony

I am Nobody Special

Yep, I'm a mom. I'm a stay-at-home mom (SAHM). I'm a h.o.m.e.s.c.h.o.o.l.i.n.g. mom. I'm also a Pastor's Wife: newbie (under 5 years) pastor's wife. Every time I say or write these "labels" I experience a dichotomy. In one sense, I feel a host of mostly negative emotions. There are SO many stereotypes attached to these labels and… Continue reading I am Nobody Special

Family, Motherhood

My Faith and a John Lennon Song

Motherhood has been such a rollercoaster. I still don't really know if I have completely accepted the fact that this is my life. It all happened so fast and in the midst of many other transitions. It is hard work and it can be stressful and completely draining and exhausting. It seems like I will be doing this forever...I know it will feel like all of a sudden I will blink and my children are adults. Part of me is excited for that season, and part of me doesn't want it to come too fast.