We Rise

We Rise

We Rise It’s been a year of rising, and we completed our music launch of our #11daysofgoodgrief on December 1st from Atlanta. My brother-in-law liked the weather of the day and asked [even though I’d been crying hard all morning and declared it a car-ride-so-no-makeup...
December 2, 2016. 5:11a.m.

December 2, 2016. 5:11a.m.

I opened up an “add new post” tab to start writing all that I want to say regarding where we are going from here. Before I began typing the content, I went to the right of the text block to set the time stamp and schedule the morning launch. It. Stopped....
Be Still My Soul, the Lord is on Thy Side

Be Still My Soul, the Lord is on Thy Side

This song has been a recurring song of together-talk for myself and my soul. It was sung over and over in the hospital, as shown in my post on our anniversary, November 23, 2015 at 5:52 a.m. I had spent the night between my birthday and our anniversary praying over...
Dry Bones (Come Alive)

Dry Bones (Come Alive)

It amazes me that the release of this Lauren Daigle song is falling on the day that I wrote about this song “Dry Bones” and how it had become such a part of our hospital soundtrack. Approximately 28 hours after writing about this song, our family had our...

Podcast Interview with Sarah Bragg

In November 2016, I was interviewed by Sarah Bragg at SurivingSarah.com for her podcast, Episode 49. I was honored to share that time with her, and I encourage others to follow her podcast and connect with other caring women from all walks of life! Thank you Sarah!...
Made New

Made New

I wasn’t planning on including this Lincoln Brewster song until it became a constant in our soundtrack after what happened on Father’s Day… It was our first Father’s Day without Michael, and we had all forced ourselves to push through our...
Holy Spirit, You are Welcome Here

Holy Spirit, You are Welcome Here

Many people have been telling us since the kids and I opened Mike’s Memorial Celebration with this song that when they hear it played on the radio, a playlist, or a social media music outlet, that they think of us. If I had five bucks for every time I’ve...
In My Letting Go

In My Letting Go

This song is my answer to the world of people who say things like, “I hope this gives you closure,” “It’s time to let go,” or “I’m praying that you can move on.” I know that people mean well, but I have said over and...
Though You Slay Me

Though You Slay Me

This. Song. Writers Shane and Shane had no idea that this song would wrap itself around the hurting heart of my twelve-year-old son just days after the loss of his dad. But envelop, it did. Like. A. Warm. Blanket. Jeffrey Michael began singing this on constant repeat...
For This Reason I Kneel (I Surrender)

For This Reason I Kneel (I Surrender)

In yesterday’s post, I shared how the discipline of “finding your happy heart [joy in spite of unwanted circumstance] and teachable spirit [willing surrender]” solidified a response to tragedy in our children that has helped them begin their...