Dear Maggie

This is the first of what I hope to be many letters to you, my dear Maggie. I want to stay on top of what is happening in your life and I think this is the easiest way to do so. I want to capture your milestones, your tears, your overcoming of obstacles, and your happiest moments. I want to remember every little detail of you.

When I first saw you, my heart stopped. It then began to beat a new rhythm. One I had never heard before but recognized immediately as our song. It was a defining moment…my whole life had shifted into a new, wonderful, and scary adventure.

Being responsible for a tiny life is daunting and rewarding at the same time. I worry when you sleep; checking on you throughout the night, making sure you’re still breathing. I pray over your future, that your father and I will raise you to be loving, responsible, and God-honoring. I am filled with awe knowing God designed my body to perfectly create, grow, and sustain yours. I rejoice that you are healthy and developing as you should, but mourn that you will never be as little as you are now.


I have known you as Maggie for six weeks now, but we have actually known each other much longer than that. I am blessed to have had 9 months longer with you than anyone else has. Our time together has been wonderful, but I can sense it going quickly already. Oh, stay little! Alas, time will slow down for no mom.


I pray that you grow well, that your father and I raise you in God’s love, and that I slow down to soak in every precious moment with you.

All my love, sweet baby of mine.

A New Year, A New Blog

I’ve had it. After so much frustration with my old blog, I’ve decided to get serious and make a change. It’s a good as time for a change as any, I suppose. People usually make resolutions for the new year, but I’ve found that everyone seems to resolve to do the same thing…lose weight, save more money, exercise more, etc. Resolutions have become something to mindlessly claim and easily forget in February. So instead of resolving to do anything this year, I’m going to make some promises instead. Because it’s harder to break a promise than a New Year’s resolution…

My promise is to write a blog post once a week for the year. My promise is to get creative with the content; to make it inspiring and appealing. I promise to ask my husband before posting anything embarrassing (you’re welcome, Bear). I promise to use the interests and skills God has given me to spread His love to the world, including through this media. I promise to be sincere, trustworthy, kind, and humble in what I say on here.

Thanks for reading. Keep it up and I’ll keep it coming..

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