Losing Hadassah

Losing Hadassah - This post will include TMI & triggers in regards to miscarriage. Please feel no obligation read. Often I write for you, this I wrote for me. I also wanted to let someone out there know they aren't alone. & to provide a small window for those who've never been through this, to be able to understand just a little more than they did before. 

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Affirmations – I am enough

Are you a wreck today? Are you failing to handle life gracefully? Do you have a loooong list of things you need to improve? Even if all these things are true, You are still enough. Just as you are in this moment, enough.

Embracing Uncertainty

The season we may be going through today, may seem difficult, the plot unknown, waters uncharted. Our pain may be a loud gong inside our heads. BUT somehow if we keep moving forward, keeping our eyes peeled for hope, it will show up. 

People Need People

Have you ever felt like sharing what you were going through was so tiny compared to the big things were going through? Here's why I think it ALL matters & we should share about it with others!

My Father’s Day Non-Eulogy

Having faith while allowing yourself the freedom to process through your emotions is what God wants for us. It's what God wants for my Dad. As we navigate this path post cancer diagnosis.

Weekly Affirmation – Big Feelings

Realizing what to do with your feelings is a helpful step toward success. Especially in relationships that involve someone with mental health struggles. This week's affirmation addresses what we can do with all our very important, very big feelings.

What Did You Say to Me?

The longer I'm married the more I realize just how different we all communicate with one another. I can explain something as "clear as day" to my hunky hubby & I look up only to see the most confused look on his face. Here’s how we can combat that.

Living on a Prayer

Lord, help me accept life for what it is, while keeping hope that You take GOOD care of me & those I love. Even in the times where that isn't obvious to me, help me still trust that somehow the hardships we are enduring, are building a nest inside of us for peace to dwell. 

We Should Have Stayed

Sometimes we are so caught up in our pain that we end up constantly looking for reasons to leave, rather than looking for ways to connect. Here is a part of our story that can hopefully inspire you to do better than we did.

This Is Our Song

Sometimes we simply need to dim the lights & put on "our song". Reminding ourselves of the fierce love we had on the day we committed to forever. Fan the flames with this week's playlist!

I Now Pronounce You: Angry & Absent

Almost twelve years ago when we got married, we didn't plan on becoming angry & absent in our relationship. But, we did decide that if we ever arrived at that destination,  we would refuse to stay there. THIS decision is what matters most. The choice.

Weekly Affirmations – Flexible

So whatever comes up this week. Smacks me in the face. Rips the rug out from under my feet. Produces so much happiness that I just don't even know how to express it all. Whatever happens, I choose right now, on this Monday morning that I will remind myself of the above affirmation. I will continue to use positive truths to train my powerful mind to work for me & not against me.

Team Awesome Dance Party

Life can get heavy. Our chores & lists of to-dos can add up, feeling pretty overwhelming, but if we can take a minute or an hour to relax & be a little goofy it definitely makes a difference in our homes. So here is a fun family dance party playlist! Feel free to crank it up & dance around the house with your kiddos!

Weekly Affirmations – Joy

Life gets crazy & sometimes I feel like keeping hold of my joy is like chasing a crazed chicken around a coop. But even when it feels impossible, I try my best to remind myself: I can do difficult things. I can have a grateful heart & live in joy no matter what life throws my way.

Money Money Money

Our differences can be used to strengthen our relationships or sabotage them. One area where this is especially obvious is finances. Here is a playlist all about money, with some resources on how to handle your finances in a successful manner.

A Soundtrack for Unconditional Love

Over & over again we are reminded that love is not about what others do to earn it. Love is about the heart of the person giving it. We can choose to give a love without strings & conditions. Here's a playlist to inspire your love & to keep moving forward.

Above Water

Music is a wonderful language of its own. Here is a playlist that speaks encouragement, feistiness, joy, & determination, as you stay above the water & connect with others.