• Flashbacks

    August 31, 2018

    I stopped at Starbucks a while ago, and a barista who has worked there for years (and saw me come in all the time after Kaden died and I was writing for Babble) asked what I’d been up to lately. “Are you still writing?” she said while tapping in my order to the screen. I…

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  • Sudanese Women Walking

    A #MeToo Movement in South Sudan

    March 26, 2018

    Recently an article was published in Christianity Today detailing how World Vision was part of bringing 250 South Sudanese child soldiers home “after years of being forced to serve as soldiers and domestic workers during their country’s civil war.” While reading, I noticed they mentioned children coming back who had “experienced sexual or gender-based violence”…

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  • Almost Home

    January 15, 2018

    Sam will be home for good tomorrow. 120 days exactly of him being gone. He’s driven 4 hours home nearly every weekend to see us, even for the two months he’d get home Friday night and leave Sunday afternoon. We’ve all managed in this time. The girls and I made it 4 months of sickness and…

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  • TSP: Day 1

    September 19, 2017

    What is TSP? I feel like I should begin these posts: “Dear Diary” because they feel like something I’d write in a journal. Yesterday we dropped Sam off at his treatment facility. It was tough to say goodbye for all of us. I think even Char understood something as she wrapped her little arms around…

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