13 years

Thirteen years ago I became a mother. I still remember the feeling so well, it wasn’t the way I had wanted it to go, nor was it the way I had planned. It was an emergency C-section that stole the baby from my womb and then rushed him over to the SickKids Cardiac Critical CareContinue reading “13 years”

Love. That’s it.

Last night I sat with my kids watching the news as we saw the replay of the storming of the Capitol building in Washington D.C.. There is a lot to say about the ways in which this blows my mind, a lot to say about the way that things were handled by both the presidentContinue reading “Love. That’s it.”

All the little things

When the little things all add up, the result can be total mayhem or complete bliss. The little smiles you get through out the day, the kind word, the gentle touch, the funny email or text, the hug of a child, the love of a spouse, the call from a parent all have the powerContinue reading “All the little things”

Feeling hurts

They say that as a blogger you need to write consistently… they (whoever they are) are the same people that say that new mother’s should nap when the baby is napping… like the laundry and dishes will do themselves while you nap with your baby… My intentions are good but my main job is toContinue reading “Feeling hurts”

And yet…

I saw a post on Instagram this morning that was a sidewalk square that had been chalked. It read “2020 was the year that I was going to get everything I wanted, but it turns out it was the year that I learned to be grateful for what I have”. There is so much truthContinue reading “And yet…”

Sitting in the lap of the King

This week in the advent calendar is Joy… it’s a word I have long struggled to explain or even comprehend. Joy has become synonymous with happy and yet in my own experiences of joy it hasn’t felt like happy. While I lived in Austria I experienced a time that many poets call the dark nightContinue reading “Sitting in the lap of the King”

History

There is something really special about a friendship that spans decades, a friendship that has withstood the test of time, that has seen you through your worst moments and your very best. The friendships that distance can’t change, the friendships that you hold close to your heart even when you don’t see them on aContinue reading “History”

The little things

It has been a BUSY weekend, running on next to no sleep and running between shoots and filming for the church it seems like the whole weekend was a bust. Last night we filmed the Christmas Eve service (yes, it was as weird as it sounds). I kept having to remind myself to not getContinue reading “The little things”

Timothy J Haughton

Today is a special day, today I get the honour of celebrating my best friends birthday. Every year I feel the same unmistakable honour and love and thankfulness that he was born but this year it’s so much bigger. I have seen Tim step up for me when I needed him or when the kidsContinue reading “Timothy J Haughton”