Eleven years ago my life changed forever. I quickly learned what it truly looks like to put another before myself. I think my heart grew that day and became soft over night. She became my everything in an instant. Over the years I have been amazed at who God is creating her to be. She has a gentle spirit, loves others deeply, and is always ready with a helping hand. She is strong and soft all in one. We are entering a new territory as she is officially a tween. I can already see how sleeping in is about to take on a whole new meaning. How the days of me picking her outfits are long gone. She is almost my height and we are so close to being able to share clothes. I am eager to enter this new stage of life along side her. I am sure it will have its learning curves with a few ups and downs, but there is no one I would rather have by side. She really is my everything.

* Bought her this little devotional to usher in her tween years and hopefully start more conversations. I've already gone through it and it's so good!


My boy turns nine today.

He is fearless.

He loves well.

He laughs easily.

He plays hard.

He brings joy to those around them.

He loves to create.

He still holds my hand in public.

He is brave.

He is one of my greatest gifts.



24 hour pharmacies you are officially on the top of my list of well done services. I'm not sure what life would be like without you. I'm much too scattered to remember to buy the much needed children's pain medicine before another dreaded headache comes on. So an ode to you as I am awaken at 2:00am to shuffle through every drawer in hopes of finding just one more dose from a forgotten bottle. Alas there is none so I run out in the Mr's boxers and a sweatshirt before the little ones headache turns into another migraine. I thank you for coming to the rescue.