Showing posts from May, 2016

The Baby Project: In Remembrance of the Precious Babies Gone on Before Us

If you've been around for long, you probably know about the baby our family lost in March of last year, the second baby in a row.

That loss was adifficult journey, but in many ways it opened my eyes to how widespread miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss is. So many people around us have suffered this lost, and nearly everyone, if not every single person you'll come in contact with in your lifetime, has been impacted by the loss of a baby, whether their own or someone else's. It's not often something that you hear about though, and that's sad to me, because there's so much pain surrounding these losses, and so many could be helped in healing by hearing of others' journeys.

Shortly after those two losses in our family, I came up with a way to honor and remember those babies, as well as some of the babies lost to friends and family around us.

Enter what I'm calling "The Baby Project". It's a whole new product line in my Etsy shop, in h…

Life Update: Where I've Been (Literally)

I wonder if I'm the only one that finds it a bit ironic that blogging more often was on my list of goals for the year, and here we are arrived in May, with this being only my second post this year. In my defense though, life has been way crazier than even I imagined. It has a way of doing that, you know?
It still kinda surprises me when I think of it being May already - I mean, it still feels like it should be the beginning of the year.

I thought I'd give y'all a little recap of what life's been like...

In the middle of January, my parents went to Nevada for a week - Daddy was going on a business trip, and Mom was able to go along. That left me at home in Texas with all 8 younger siblings. Quite doable, but that Sunday while they were gone, I made sure to get everyone to church on time for Sunday School, so that they could be in someone else's care for that 45 minutes.

On the 21st, I met up with my parents in the airport, had a few minutes with Mom, and then trave…