Tag Archives : motherhood

reflections on the birth of Jesus 2

This is the third pregnancy that I have been “great with child” during the Christmas season. Every time it causes me to reflect on the precious birth of our Savior, and also on Mary as she experienced the last few weeks of her miraculous pregnancy. A few thoughts — a bumpy car ride is so […]

my rylan 2

My Rylan turned 7 years old today. He is my miracle. Ray and I waited and prayed for 5 years for our precious son. I spent many Christmases and Mother’s Days heartbroken because I had no child to hold and share my joy with. There is no way to describe the emptiness of infertility. God […]

faint not 1

A few months ago, I overheard Ray explaining to Rylan Galatians 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” As I listened to his simple explanation, I thought about how well that could apply to mothering my children. Over the months that […]


I cherish my prayer closet. As my days have gotten busier with my children, my time alone with my Father is even more precious to me. Most of my prayers are uttered throughout the day, but I take time in the early morning before all the children get up to spend some intimate time with […]

my sweet boy

my sweet boy 5

My sweet Reece is my fourth child and third son. A few years ago I thought that I would never have one child, much less four. God has been so good to me. When we made the announcement that we were having a fourth, we got some negative remarks. I finally came up with a […]