Mother’s Day and All the Complicated Emotions With It

Complicated emotions abound this Mother’s Day. I am a mom, so this day is for me. The only problem is the realization that it has always been 25% about me and 75% about my mom on this day. I enjoy celebrating the love I have for my mom; celebrating our amazing relationship. So May 10th, … Continue reading Mother’s Day and All the Complicated Emotions With It

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Schools are Closed – Grieving for the Loss of Normal

On April 2, 2020, Governor Whitmer announced an executive order to cease all K-12 in building school for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The news hits me hard, though I knew in my heart that it was coming. We are in difficult times. Making this decision could not be easy for anyone involved. … Continue reading Schools are Closed – Grieving for the Loss of Normal

Seeking Peace Amongst Struggle with God’s Perfect Timing

The process of grieving is an emotional struggle with a complete lack of logic. I have no better definition. How else do you explain regular everyday happiness that gets abruptly stopped by overwhelming sadness? Without warning I may add. Looking from the outside life is good. The kids are good. Business is good. Everyone is … Continue reading Seeking Peace Amongst Struggle with God’s Perfect Timing

Missing the Minor Mundane Moments Most

It is 11 weeks since my world turned upside down and sideways. We made it through the holidays and the start of the New Year. Mom was missed every minute of every celebration, but we celebrated none the less. We are all trying to find our new normal, a normal where mom is not physically … Continue reading Missing the Minor Mundane Moments Most

It’s A Different Kind Of Christmas This Year

Christmas Music is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. As I travel around town dropping kids here and there and traveling from store to store on my errands, I have Spotify playing Christmas music by my favorite Contemporary Christian artists. I tend to have a very strong emotional reaction to music of … Continue reading It’s A Different Kind Of Christmas This Year