Monthly Archives: December 2012

greatest hits of 2012

I know that I’ve yet to deliver on my 10 remaining life highlights for my 25th birthday, but with it being New Year’s Eve and all, it feels only necessary to give a quick year-end rundown of 2012. So, here … Continue reading

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bless all the dear children.

The annual children’s Christmas program was tonight. Adorable angels sang their hearts out. One of the wise men cutely missed his cue. Enthusiastic three-year-olds rang jingle bells. It was one of those shows that just give you the warm fuzzies. … Continue reading

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25 life highlights on my 25th birthday.

I turned 25. I feel like this is a monumental birthday. Lately, I’ve been pinching myself. Do I really get paid to play with words? Am I really a mom to an amazing two-year-old? With another little one on the … Continue reading

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exactly two years ago

Two years ago today, my sweet son was in an orphanage in Nigeria, waiting for a family. On the other side of the world, in the middle of the U.S., I was waiting, too. Waiting to meet him. Waiting for … Continue reading

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meditations on mary, motherhood & a manger

Tomorrow marks my 25th week of pregnancy. Being pregnant during advent season, a time of expectancy and anticipation, has had me thinking a lot about Mary. Mary — the peasant girl who found herself supernaturally carrying love. Within the womb … Continue reading

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