Hey there, Momma. Have you been struggling, weighed down by ALL THE THINGS you have to do just to get through a day? I was on full out survival mode for a good two years; maybe more, but I really don't want to count. I have a real tendency to get choked under the hold … Continue reading A Note to Mothers Who are Struggling: What Do You Want Them to Remember?
I'm finding that I have a hard time writing about life as it's happening. I'm better at narratives, which means I find my footing better in hindsight. Bear with me, as I attempt to share in the midst... 2017 has had some really big moments. We bought a house, Hosanna learned to walk, Josiah started … Continue reading Holy Spirit, You Are Welcome Way Down Here
If you have read many of my blog posts, you may already know that I really like the idea of minimalism and its benefits. I believe in living small, and I try to keep my life relatively simple. However, the last five years have taught me that it is possible to live TOO small. Sometimes, … Continue reading It is Possible to Live TOO Small
I always look forward to January 1. It's a fresh start...and I really need a fresh start this time. Last year was one of the best years of my life, but also one of the hardest. I am deep-down-in-my-soul tired. Physically, I'm exhausted because apparently not every baby in the world will sleep through the night like … Continue reading 2017, The Year of Grace
Hey friends, thanks for stopping in. My heart is full tonight, so I thought I'd write. There've been a lot of things I would have written about the last few months, but the days have been long and full of memories and struggle and meaning. I'd be lying if I said I savored every moment. … Continue reading A Sense of Meaning: Update on My New Normal
I had good intentions to write this post early in the month, but it's summer in the Midwest, and we are living life to the fullest while the weather is warm. Maybe it's better, because I have more to say than I did 26 days ago. When you're raising tiny people, a lot can happen … Continue reading July 2016 Update
At six weeks after giving birth to my second child, I now understand why bloggers announce their temporary hiatus from blogging at big life changes. The last month and a half has been a whirlwind of emotions, activity, and learning. On May 4th, after only a few hours of labor, Hosanna Lynn Marie was born … Continue reading May/June 2016 Update
Greetings! In the last month, the main focus around here has shifted primarily to preparing for Baby Dummel #2, whose arrival is just around the corner! We've made a lot of progress on the house, making it more functional and cozy. Pictures and artwork have been hung, and we created a pegboard wall for the … Continue reading April 2016 Update
February passed by like a flash for us! I know a lot of people struggle through February, and a I can generally relate, but we were so busy that it felt like a blur (by our standards...I know a lot of people are far busier!). The random warm days were so uplifting, and we soaked up as much … Continue reading March 2016 Update
As I prepare for 2016, I have been reflecting on 2015. Reading my New Year post for 2015, I can't help but laugh. My mantra was "Wait upon the LORD." And though we did wait for the LORD's leading, I definitely didn't feel like I did a lot of waiting, in terms of MY time table. This … Continue reading Happy 2016!