Every Tuesday at 9am I pick up the phone and call her.

I dial her number, one I know by heart. Her name is Roberta. But I call her Nana Bert- my grandmother.

A few years ago, after my grandpa passed away, I told her I would do a better job of keeping in contact. At that point we only talked sporadically. Usually, when she would call me.

With two young daughters,

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The end of the school year hit and I had no plans of slowing down my writing routine. But as it happens, God had other plans.

I won’t get into all the details of the whys, and whats, and how-comes. But I will say that though I didn’t want to stop creating content for the blog and sharing with you, my readers, I needed the unexpected break. To recharge, to put priority on other things.

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Do you ever feel like life is out of whack? Like everything hits all at once?

My last few weeks have been like that… the nonstop, one thing after another, go-go-go, no time to slow down.

In the midst of it all I’ve been learning a few things about balance.

Balance at any give point may look totally different because of the day and what comes with it. I have given up fighting it or trying to force it to look a certain way.

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Last week I attended a ministry conference, The Orange Conference in Atlanta, GA. While there, I was fortunate to attend a breakout session led by Jon Acuff.  This particular breakout was title, Done (and why perfection is so toxic).

Um, hello, I needed to hear this message. I took away one major point (though there were many): in order to accomplish a goal, we must choose what to bomb (his words).

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I love chatting with friends, other moms and women in all walks of life, about all things. So when a topic seems to pop up in many conversations, over and over, in a short amount of time, I take notice and I try to listen extra hard.

Today’s topic and title stems from one of those conversations that kept popping up: one on one time with kids.

I don’t often write about parenting,

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The Month of April is the Month of the Military Child. Every Monday throughout the month I’m hosting Military Monday here on the blog.

I never could have imagined anything more challenging than being a military spouse. But then I had kids and became a mom of military kids.

I chose to become a spouse, to live this life. I signed on for it, committed to it, I understood what that meant for me.

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It’s Military Monday, during the month of April we are celebrating the Month of the Military Child. Today, my friend and fellow Military Spouse, Sarah is here sharing with us.

We were at a doctor’s appointment the other day- myself and all three babies crammed into the tiniest of rooms while the nurse took the vitals. And then, of course, the nurse called for assistance from another nurse and the doctor came in as well to see if she could help because my five-year-old was losing her marbles.

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Today happens to be my birthday!

And while I’m not a big, it’s -my-special- day, all-about-me, kind of gal,  because hello, I’m a mom and I still have to make lunches and do dishes, and fold laundry. But my people- my family and friends- sure know how to spoil a girl. This week I received all kinds of thoughtful, special, fun gifts, along with texts, phone calls, and cards.  I wish I had time to tell you about each and every person behind all those thoughtful gestures.

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Today I am sharing with you my miscarriage story. Two years ago this week I found out I was pregnant with my third baby. I have written this story many times but have never shared it publicly. Today I share it for two reasons; one to bring God glory and two, to give others who have suffered pregnancy loss hope. Please be aware this is my story and I use some vivid language.

In the spring of 2015 I took a pregnancy test.

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