A Million Thank Yous

It's been ten months since that terrible day that changed our lives forever. Ten months since the story of our lives took an unexpected turn. This month has been a difficult one, it's been a year since Helen's story really began. A year ago, we learned of her cleft lip and palate, along with her…

Train Tickets

“Father sat down on the edge of the narrow bed. "Corrie," he began gently, "when you and I go to Amsterdam-when do I give you your ticket?" I sniffed a few times, considering this. "Why, just before we get on the train." "Exactly. And our wise Father in heaven knows when we're going to need…

Name

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare leaves us with the question, do names even matter? He urges us to think, that they don't, oh but my sweet innocent flowers, they matter more than we know. Why else would…

Carry me

  I cried out "Praise Jesus" as my daughter's still frame lay below me, voiceless.  My tired body relaxed with a great force that only comes from immediate physical relief. It's as if my whole being, from head to toe to heart, exhaled.  I lay there in the eerie silence praising God because I did…

Mourning

One thing I didn't expect about grief is that my memory is terrible. I woke up this morning and for the life of me couldn't remember what I was planning to do today after lunch. It wasn't until Tim reminded me we had a sitter tonight, in order that I could go to our Women's…