Category Archives: tender thoughts

looking through a new lens

it’s 8pm here on NYE. i’m in my funky yoga pants, a rhinestone studded sweatshirt & my new jcrewView full post »

a million little ways

a few years ago i had the privilege of being one of the first to read and even write a review for emily freeman’sView full post »

does anyone know i’m here?

yesterday morning i let brinkley out for his morning walk. he seemed quite curious ( out of the norm) in the pumpkins &View full post »

his last day

spoiler alert: 17 years ago today my first true love passed from this earth. one of my daughters asked me last night ifView full post »

emi in the middle & a gift for your teenager

for all you young mamas, i will tell you, that toddler who is wearing you out and is learning to shout say sweetly &#View full post »

expectations and possibilities

i was recently chatting with a precious young mama friend of mine. we were discussing working from home, busy householdsView full post »

imogen claire needs prayer.

years ago i went to nursing school. i knew i wanted to do one thing & really just that one thing. i wanted to takeView full post »

mercy & grace

i read a quote the other day that i want to share with ya’ll. the difference between mercy & grace? mercy gaveView full post »

now that i’ve seen, i can’t unsee…

i’ve wanted to sit down and begin to process the events and connections and relationships and the laughter &View full post »

am i ready for school to start?

my three youngest daughters start back to school wednesday. madison is actually duel-enrolling this year, which meansView full post »

who do you think you are?

sunday dan, madi & i went to passion city church. i realize it’s confusing and hard to follow but we are veryView full post »

& he became a daddy…

we were wrapping up a date night together, sitting on the stairway beside what we affectionately refer to as the skinnyView full post »

the delicate dance

courtney’s blog is a continual source of encouragement. heck. courtney is a continual source of encouragement.View full post »

it’s a big day around here

i’ve mentioned before that this has been a mighty tough year for madison. not only is the junior yearView full post »

a sign & symbol of a promise that i’ll never forget

talk about someone who radiates. talk about having joy down deep in your heart & that joy truly bubbles up andView full post »