left for this

discovering God's plans as life falls apart

Going through countless tragedies, I wondered where God was, and why He wouldn't show up to do something...anything. Then He did, taking me from this life. Left to live, tragedies have increased, but I'm no longer the same. I'm certain God has a plan, and He'll use what we go through, for great and mighty things. Day after day, I hold on, knowing there's a reason...I was left for this.  

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May 12, 2016

When Jesus’s Blessings Are Hard

Meg came out of the endoscope Monday exhausted. I picked her up and held her in the rocking chair. She laid her head against me, her voice rasping through her sore throat, “Mom, do you know how much I’ve suffered?”   I pulled her close hoping she’d fall back to sleep and stop thinking about

May 3, 2016

Becoming What We Never Were Before

I got up this morning thankful to be taking Meg to her kindergarten checkup. I overlooked it was also a pre-op appointment since she’ll be put to sleep for tests next week. It felt like we were heading in the right direction, one step closer to normal.   Then Meg woke up. As I mindlessly

April 28, 2016

Overcoming Doubt

We pulled into the parking lot at the hospital this morning when Meg asked, “Do you think I’m brave enough Mom?”   I slid the car into park and looked at her. Her question didn’t rack my brain, it pierced my heart.   Of course you are I tell her. You’re brave, courageous, and feisty

April 21, 2016

Jenny Rawston’s Photography Captures Our Life

      Jenny Rawston’s Photography Captures Our Life We had such a great time with Jenny Rawston. We will treasure her photographs always! She has been such an encouragement and we’re so very blessed God put her in our life!

April 19, 2016

The Difference Confidence Made Today

Meg’s complained of stomach pain the last couple weeks. I took her in to be checked out to make sure it wasn’t anything other than the high pressure in her head causing her discomfort. Since it was precautionary, I was surprised when I answered the phone and heard there was good news and bad. I

April 13, 2016

Making God’s Will Our Own

This morning I asked Meg how life’s going. Without missing a beat she answers, “I don’t know but it’s delightful.”   This comes from the same little girl I picked up off the floor last night after she fell asleep early curled up in a ball not feeling well.   Sometimes I feel God overwhelming

April 7, 2016

Becoming Better Warriors

Meg’s been on a roller coaster, feeling really good, awful, but mostly a lot of in-between. Test results are being sent to Texas to keep the surgeon up to date while Meg will continue to be monitored.   Every battle we come up against feels the same as those before. They’re trying, testing, and seem