I’m 5 Now!

My Dearest Alexandra,

It’s been a couple weeks but I still can’t believe you’re 5! This is a major milestone to me, and it seems to be significant for you as well. 

I’ve heard you enthusiastically exclaim “I’m 5 now!” to anyone with ears to hear. Whether it be friends, family or strangers, you’re proud to be this age and you want everyone to know it.

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Miscarried Away

*To my precious pregnant friends, or anyone else for whom miscarriage is a trigger, please refrain from reading this post if you have any inkling that it will upset you. I appreciate your love and support, and regardless of what I’m going through know that I rejoice with you.* 

Inevitable Miscarriage

As I signed my name at the bottom of the discharge paper, my eyes fixed on those two words. I held myself together long enough to make it to the doors, but as soon as the wind hit my face the tears came hard and heavy.

I couldn’t think, I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t process a thing.

I couldn’t believe this was actually happening.

It wasn’t a dream. It was my harsh, cruel, and excruciatingly painful reality. 

We had lost our baby and my heart was shattered into a million pieces.

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Why Being A Girl Is Awesome

When do your children return to school? My preschooler doesn’t go back until next week, and while a few of the days have felt extraaaaaa looooong, lol, I’ve been experiencing the greatest joy in watching my daughters interact. 

Lily is fiesty as ever and most certainly a terrific two 😬, and my Alex seems so mature!!

They keep growing up on me and as much as I protest they don’t listen! Ha!

This age yields lots of matching outfits (I will hold on to the twinning for as long as I can), and our days are chalk full of interesting conversations.  

Inspired by these adorable and empowering dresses from Princess Awesome, tonight’s bedtime discussion was fueled by the question “What makes girls so awesome?”. Here’s what my 4 year old had to say!

Disclaimer: These dresses were received free for my review, but my love for them is completely genuine!

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A Thankful Heart: Sisterly Love

In my recent post, 9 Things I love About Novemberone of the things I mentioned was the outward expression of thankfulness in this season. It truly warms my heart!

I hope to do a better job of slowing down and giving God thanks for His many blessings, so I’ve decided to join some beautiful blogging buddies of mine for ‘A Thankful Heart‘ link-up.

Pausing to reflect on the good that surrounds us, no matter how big or small, does something wonderful for your spirit.

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Love For Lily: Her 2nd Birthday Celebration!

It’s been three weeks. Three weeks since my darling Lily turned 2!

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