Encouragement · Letters from the Heart

Dear Friends in Low Places

Today’s letter comes to you from a friend I’ve logged many hours laughing with. She is the type of person who is authentic, unafraid to tell the truth about her self, and willing to step into someone else’s mess [including mine]. She makes up the best dance moves, always has a funny story to tell,…… Continue reading Dear Friends in Low Places

Encouragement · Healing · Letters from the Heart

Dear Foster Baby, I’ll Never Stop Loving You

This letter was written by my friend, Letty. When I first read her words, I had to pause several times to collect myself. It’s such a beautiful expression of authentic love. Be prepared to experience the tenderness of her heart and the unique outlook she has on fostering. If you want to grab a tissue,…… Continue reading Dear Foster Baby, I’ll Never Stop Loving You

Encouragement · Letters from the Heart

Dear Daughter, Live in the Middle

Here is the third letter in the Letters from the Heart blog series! We have several more letters to go, and you will hear from some new voices in the coming weeks. The letters are tender and inspiring, and I hope you’ll come back every Monday to read each installment! I had the fortune/misfortune of…… Continue reading Dear Daughter, Live in the Middle

Encouragement · Letters from the Heart · Love

Dear Son, You Have My Permission

Gah. This letter still makes me cry. I wrote it two years ago when my oldest was approaching high school graduation. We used to meet once a week to have lunch to talk about the days ahead and anything else I was afraid I’d forgotten to teach him. More than all of that, I just…… Continue reading Dear Son, You Have My Permission

Encouragement · Letters from the Heart

Dear Mom, You Need to Hear This

Dear Mom, Every year that passes, I realize how much I need you and how much you have been in my corner-even when I was blindsided by self-centered desires. Your unconditional love was on display through it all. If only there were adequate words to convey the emotions in my heart for the gratitude I…… Continue reading Dear Mom, You Need to Hear This

Encouragement · Faith · Hope

The Power of Change

  A blanket of white covered the terrain for as far as the eye could see. Boundaries once created with the silhouette of hedges, were now blurred by the layer of fresh snow. The pathway to our casita was obscured by the tree branches bent low under the weight of the powder. I stood admiring…… Continue reading The Power of Change

Encouragement · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday: April Edition

Moment of Truth Monday: I am the student who sometimes requires a do-over. As much as I long to learn concepts the first time, certain lessons just don’t stick. While I used to begrudge my “slow” learning style, I’ve come to appreciate that some lessons are worth repeating. I originally wrote a version of this…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday: April Edition