Childhood · Death · Family · Grief · Love · Uncategorized

All the feels…

I’m often asked, “How are you feeling?” or “How are your Mom and Dad doing?”. I’ve been told, “I don’t know how you do it…” or “You are just so strong.” Eleven years later and I still don’t know how to answer those questions or respond to those statements in real time. I appreciate them,… Continue reading All the feels…

Child Development · Childhood · Early Intervention · Family · Mama · Parenting · Speech and Language

Choking through the Tears…

Literally, y'all. I choked at breakfast the other day. A serious, completely blocked, couldn’t gasp for air, banging my hands on my abdomen choking. The inaudible kind. After minutes, (okay, it was probably 5 seconds… but it was a LONG 5 seconds, I swear!) I was able to let a cough escape, but for a… Continue reading Choking through the Tears…

Anxiety · Family · Love · Marriage · Mental Health

I feel {not so} pretty…

I want to hit and throw things. I also want to sit and cry and curl in in the fetal position. I can literally feel tightness and pain in my chest. Instead, I’m banging on this keyboard so hard my fingertips are probably bruised. To be so dang good with words, I cannot string together… Continue reading I feel {not so} pretty…

Family · Love · Marriage

Champagne Flutes, Patchwork Quilts and Thimbles

So this is ONE of the champagne flutes Shane and I drank from at our wedding. The other broke. I've been really upset about it, and not because it's from our wedding day (sorry Shane). But, because these were a gift from my Grandma. I know it's just a material thing. But Grandma was so… Continue reading Champagne Flutes, Patchwork Quilts and Thimbles