From Darkness to Light

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”  ― Albert Camus When tragedy falls upon us, how do we respond? When tremendous joy is off-set by excruciating trials, which wins over your heart? When your faith in God is tested daily and you feel your mind darkening andContinue reading “From Darkness to Light”

In Gratitude for Adoption: Giving Thanks Day Six (30 Days of Thanks)

However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle. ~ Valerie Harper, Adoptive parent About nine months after my husband and I were married, we felt ready to begin a family. Unfortunately, our journey to parenthood came with unexpected struggle, a litany of infertility issues and repeat miscarriages. (We lost our first four children in thatContinue reading “In Gratitude for Adoption: Giving Thanks Day Six (30 Days of Thanks)”

Simply, love

There are times when silence has the loudest voice. ~ Leroy Brownlow “…Peace begins with a smile. Smile five times a day at someone you don’t really want to smile at; do it for peace…” ~Mother Teresa   Day and evening, I have sat diligently at my distressed white Queen Anne desk to begin writingContinue reading “Simply, love”

Fighting the good fight

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe We awoke to a text alert that our local school district had cancelled school due to inclement weather. Snow and ice on these Ohio roads, the kids and I will be stuck at home most of the day, or at least untilContinue reading “Fighting the good fight”