I need to share this picture with you. Are you ready for it? Not sure I'm ready, but I'll do it anyway. This is me. Me with the first baby that made me a momma. By no means was he the last, there were many more to come. But that first baby holds a special … Continue reading Mothers Day 2018: on the verge of the most obvious thing (that I never saw coming)
I'm guessing it's coming as no surprise Mother's Day. Did you notice people started celebrating it on Facebook days ago. Here we are: Mother's Day. Today is a day to honor, celebrate, remember mothers. We buy them flowers, cards, candy, gifts, take her out to eat, and in church we ask them to stand while … Continue reading Mother’s Day Edition 2017: Can you do these three things today?
So... here I am, awake in the middle of the night again, when I encounter something unexpected. Somewhere in the 1:30-2:15 range of time, to be honest, I was too tired to pay attention to the exact time, the baby started to wake up. I found myself thinking that I wish it was normal and … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene (Special Mother’s Day Edition): surprised by thankfulness
For years now, Mother’s Day has been a day that plays tug-of-war in my heart and my mind. A day which so often brings a clash between celebration and melancholy, a collision of joyous memories and sad remembrances, a day that leaves me torn with feelings of pit-of-despair unworthiness and being blessed beyond measure… oh … Continue reading Mother’s Day: when you need to hear these simple words