This year I turn 40 and I decided that I did not want to wallow in what I don’t have. Trust me, I know how to do that really well! 🙂 Even though I don’t have many things I desire a great deal, I do have many things in my life that are wonderful and […]

A Sibling’s Perspective

You don’t see me. At least at first you don’t see me. You first see him, my brother. It’s easy to see why, because he is different. You don’t hear me. I’m the one helping to take care of my brother so that my parents can do the task at hand. I’m the quiet one, […]


 “And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor AS yourself.” Matthew 22:37-39 ESV (emphasis mine) I have had many discussions lately […]

Family Retreat 2014

I spent the last two weeks at Family Retreat in Flat Rock, NC at the Bonclarken conference center. The theme for both weeks was “Hope Overflowing” and I saw that each and every day. I want to share a few of my favorite photos and stories behind the photos. Travis and Christian. Travis was the […]


A few weeks ago, my boss showed us a video at work that I have been meaning to share with you. This is worth a few minutes of your time! 🙂 [youtube=] I understand how this young boy wants his brother to experience everything he does even though he can not experience it the same […]