In the belly of a fish.

We read Jonah's prayer this week in my Friday morning women's small group: "Then Jonah prayed unto Jehovah his God out of the fish's belly. And he said, ' I called by reason of mine affliction unto Jehovah, And he answered me; Out of the belly of Sheol cried I, And thou heardest my voice.For … Continue reading In the belly of a fish.

Joyful, Joyful

This was from a few weekends ago at Garden of the Gods. My husband snapped it from his phone and just showed me this week. It was the last really nice day before the cold and snow set in. It was a day that we woke up together as a family. It was a day … Continue reading Joyful, Joyful

A Season for Everything.

Yesterday, I went to church. I've been a sporadic church goer for years, and I'm trying to make it a point to be more consistent about it. Not because I think going to church makes me a better Christian or is the only way to be a better or even decent person. There are many … Continue reading A Season for Everything.

It’s All One Big, Beautiful Mystery

"I took my love and took it down I climbed a mountain and I turned around And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills..." We went to our spot in the woods on Saturday. Hiked to the alpine lake we went to last fall when I was still pregnant, still in the season of … Continue reading It’s All One Big, Beautiful Mystery

I Want a New Tattoo.

It's been cooler lately. Rainy. Summer is whispering her last secrets through the weeds and over the lakes, through the tips of trees and on my cheek. In the mornings I run with a long-sleeved shirt and feel my legs shiver until they move enough to get warm. I cover E's legs with an extra … Continue reading I Want a New Tattoo.

This Is Not A Competition.

We spent part of the weekend by the water. We, or I at least, spent the weekend reflecting. When I was pregnant, I kept having a dream I would give birth to a bear cub. Blame it on weird hormones or wild premonition. Lately my little one has been growling. I mean, for real. Like … Continue reading This Is Not A Competition.

Censoring Motherhood. Protecting Our Children. Loving Ourselves.

Have y'all heard about the Fourth Trimester Bodies Project? It's beautiful. !!! This is a screen shot of a regram of their deleted Instagram account. Their account keeps getting removed. You know what doesn't? This sickness. I'll save you the screen shots of his account. If you click on the link, do it when your … Continue reading Censoring Motherhood. Protecting Our Children. Loving Ourselves.

What Does It All Mean?

You guys! The coolest thing just happened. And I'm one of those people. The kind who think that things don't just happen. Maybe it's because I was an English major and have been trained to look for the symbolism and theme in everything. Or maybe it's because I believe in God, in the Universe, in … Continue reading What Does It All Mean?

Dear Someone

  A certain someone recently told me, "Don't take this the wrong way, but your belly looks bigger now than it did right after you had him." It had been a long day. Who am I kidding. It's been a long 4-almost-5 months. Motherhood is the most beautiful, amazing miracle I have ever experienced, but … Continue reading Dear Someone