• Last Day

    August 31, 2016

    Today is Sam’s last day as an active duty soldier. It’s been a heck of a nearly six years since we started this journey in December of 2010. I remember him looking wistfully at the USO calendar we received in the mail, and wondering what was going through his mind. We’d already done that. He’d…

  • Glancing Back – Moving Forward

    December 31, 2014

    Everyone has such catchy titles for their end of year posts. Mine just sums up how I felt today. 2014 was a difficult year for us. In ways that I haven’t written about because I just can’t yet. But even with grief, another failed adoption, etc – overall it was a year where things changed…

  • 2 Years Sober

    August 25, 2012

    Wow. 2 years y’all. 2 years ago I was sitting at my parents house, crying, with a 10 month old baby sleeping in a pack n play while Sam and I argued on the phone about his drinking. As I repeated over and over that I simply couldn’t take it anymore, something had to give.…

  • Everything the Same. Everything Different.

    May 14, 2012

    No matter how big of a surprise a pregnancy is, there is a certain point where most of us accept and start to plan for what is to come. I had about 6 weeks of planning for another child after the test, then 10 weeks of planning for twins. In that time, I managed to…

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