Spiritual Growth, The Motherhood Chapters

4 Prayers for Your Child | The Power of a Mom on Her Knees {with free prayer cards}

“Please, Lord, help him sleep through the night. Keep him safe and healthy. Amen” This is the end of the prayer I pray for my son before I lay him down to sleep. I’ve prayed this prayer every single day since he was born. Mostly, I emphasize the “sleep through the night” part and sometimes… Continue reading 4 Prayers for Your Child | The Power of a Mom on Her Knees {with free prayer cards}

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Pick Up Your Pen | The Treasured Work of a Heaven Scribe

I found out I was pregnant on Christmas. Well, sort of.  The second pink line indicating a positive was ever so faint, I didn't believe it. I swayed between hope and doubt so much so that I put the test in a bag early Christmas morning and stuck it under the tree only to have… Continue reading Pick Up Your Pen | The Treasured Work of a Heaven Scribe

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Against His Chest | Experiencing the Presence of God in Motherhood

He hasn’t been an easy baby, we say. As his personality continues to develop, his stubborn streak appears. We think he’s going to be a strong-willed child.  It’s a good thing God made him so cute, we say. Even in the overwhelming cuteness, our sanity dangles at times.  The challenging newborn phase isn’t so far… Continue reading Against His Chest | Experiencing the Presence of God in Motherhood

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Rocking Chair Hymns

It's 2:14am. I sit in the nursery rocking. Back and forth. Back and forth. The chair squeaks in cadence to the rhythmic movement. A half asleep son is in my arms. He slept so well during months two and three, but I'm finding myself having these middle of the night rocking sessions once again in… Continue reading Rocking Chair Hymns

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Fletcher’s Birth Story

Fletcher Ridge joined our family on his due date, September 5th at 2:26 pm. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Hawk and I decided to go ahead and move forward with elective induction on my due date. I started progressing at 37 weeks and my body was ready, we were… Continue reading Fletcher’s Birth Story

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Letters From Mom – Part II

June 13 - Week 28 Dear Baby, I'm pretty sure you've grown while your daddy's been away for training. I've missed him. I think you have too. I think you miss his voice and large warm hand. We are officially in the 3rd trimester! 28 week today. It's hard to believe how fast it has… Continue reading Letters From Mom – Part II

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Dear Baby | Letters from Mom

January 3rd - 5 Weeks Dear Baby, We found out about you two days after Christmas. After months of disappointment and "Not yets," God answered our prayers and the desire of our hearts. I started a new journal in early November with this verse: Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the… Continue reading Dear Baby | Letters from Mom