the sparrows and the lilies

If He dresses the lilies with beauty and splendor, how much more will He clothe you?

If He watches over every sparrow, how much more does He love you?

I don’t know who needs to hear this today, but God loves you infinitely more than you can imagine.

There are times when we can hear the scripture in Matthew 6 that talks about not worrying about tomorrow and trusting in God’s provision. We know it in our heads, but it can feel hard to truly believe that sometimes.

This song has been a favorite for me recently.. I pray it encourages you too.

happy adoption month

November is #nationaladoptionmonth

Adoption is beautiful. It truly is. It’s such a picture of God’s redemption. Everyday I am overwhelmed with gratitude that God stepped in and changed the path for our boys. Jax and Josiah bring so much joy to our lives. I am very blessed to be their mom. But, the reality is there is no adoption without loss and pain . . . and grief. You have heard me say this before if you have followed our journey.

Years ago we became a foster family to these boys through hard circumstances. We became their forever family because attempts to reunify them with their biological family failed. I grieve the loss of my boy’s birth parents (all four of them). I am sad they are missing moments. I am sad for my boys that something so precious as a bond between a parent and child had to be broken.These are the bittersweet aspects of adoption. It’s beautiful. It’s heartbreaking. It’s a lot. But I’m so thankful we said yes. I am thankful to have an opportunity to love beyond my own means.

marriage is a gift

16. In some ways that makes me feel old. In others I feel like I can’t remember life without you. So thankful we said I do on that day years ago. And thankful we can escape for the weekend for a much needed getaway to one of our favorite places, the Bahamas. Marriage is so […]

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I walked in the boy’s room to clean the floor and I noticed this  It took me back. Jax received this giraffe when he was our foster care placement. I remember that time and how everything so felt up in the air and the future unknown. We had know idea what was next. Years later, […]

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in summerrrrr

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sunsets are my love language

So thankful for sunsets. They are like a warm hug from the Lord. And thankful that both of our homes face west and we get these ridiculous views.

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end of a chapter

Today marks the end of a journey. It’s the day our foster care license expires. It’s bittersweet for sure. The past 8 years have been an incredible, ridiculously hard, amazing, life changing experience. We were able to see many children come through the doors of our home. They each taught us something. Their stories opened […]

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This is the second full school week for my family. It has been different with Luke and the kids running out the door each morning. Its loud beautiful chaos (Where is your shoe? Did you grab a mask? Everyone have their homework?) and then… quiet. (Now don’t get me wrong, I am totally thankful they […]

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kids bathroom remodel

A few weeks ago Luke and I tore up the kids bathroom and redid it. I wanted to share how it turned out. It was a long week… but it felt good to work hard on something together! We tried to choose something clean and bright.. and also easy to clean (let’s be honest here.. […]

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I have been kind of MIA on this blog for awhile. To be honest, this year has got to have been one of the weirdest years ever. 2020. You keep surprising me. One of these days, I may be able to come on here and actual share what I have learned through this season of […]

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