Have Faith · Infertility · Motherhood

The Space Between Miracles

On January 5, 2017, we joyously welcomed Annablair Emory Arey into our hearts, arms and lives.  Undoubtedly this beautiful girl is a miracle. I love the Psalmist who describes the Lord knitting her form together inside of me. I just picture these supernatural knitting needles carefully and gently lifting and weaving each divinely-breathed thread and… Continue reading The Space Between Miracles

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To Be Counted

“In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.” – Luke 2:1-3 They’re the opening lines of Luke’s account of Christ’s birth, and while I typically… Continue reading To Be Counted

Motherhood · Tastes + Treats

Full Hearts, Full Plates

Nora Bethy gets funnier and more delightful with every passing day. We literally cannot get enough of her, and she packs so much personality in every single expression and word. She is crazy smart… like, I’m not bragging about it, we’re literally terrified of how smart she is. Here’s a handful of her latest quips… Continue reading Full Hearts, Full Plates

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Women’s Ministry: We Deserve Better

This morning as I was blowdrying my hair and rushing to get myself made up, dressed and out the door to vote before settling in for work, my busy toddler kept interrupting me… wanting me to hold her, asking for “quiet time on the couch wif Mommy,” wanting to get in the new baby’s Rock ‘N… Continue reading Women’s Ministry: We Deserve Better

Tastes + Treats

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Nora Beth is my (current) favorite human for many, many reasons. One of them being that her build up to and recall of things are always much more positive and enthusiastic than actual reality. Davey worked an insane number of hours this weekend, so NB and I had a whole lot of one-on-one time, and… Continue reading Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sliders

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Makin’ It Work (From Home) 2.0

In February, I wrote a post about what it had been like to work from home for a year. In September, I was interviewed for Charlotte Parent Magazine about the same topic. And now it’s almost November, and in just a couple of months I’ll be tackling the new challenge of making it work (from home) with a… Continue reading Makin’ It Work (From Home) 2.0

Have Faith · Infertility · Motherhood

Where the Pain Goes

October 15th marked pregnancy and infant loss awareness day. It’s a day that has always played around my periphery as we walked through infertility, but I never expected to commemorate it in my own heart like I did this year. I constantly wrestle with how much to talk about the loss of that baby… it’s fresh… Continue reading Where the Pain Goes