Seems like yesterday.


Oh darling girl, how can it be 7 years since you came into my life? It is truly hard to believe. I remember the day you were born like it was yesterday. I stayed the night at Aunt Allie’s because I could simply not wait until the evening to see you. I didn’t sleep at all the night before your birth because I was too excited. I remember getting to the hospital to see your mom and dad before they took your mom into have the cesarean, your dad had on the funniest outfit, you would have laughed at him! I remember waiting on you to be brought back to the room and as soon as we saw the nurses wheel you in to the room we all jumped up and ran in there. I remember looking at you and knew that I would love you forever. You were crying and all balled up, not very happy with your new environment. I spent every opportunity I could with you your first 2 years, watching you grow and become very independent, very fast. You have been a joy to watch ever since! I continue to watch you grow into a beautiful, free spirit. You are beyond your years and are so very smart. Continue to grow in your faith, little one. You’re off to a great start. Never lose your excitement for life.

I love you more than I could ever tell you, Kelsey Grace.

Happy 7th Birthday!

Matters of the heart.


My heart hurts. It hurts because I miss my dad.

My heart hurts. It hurts because change is hard.

My heart hurts. It hurts because I can’t change the injustice of the world.

My heart hurts. It hurts because I long to find the one my soul loves.

My heart hurts. It hurts because I see sadness in the most dear person in my life and I can’t do anything to lift that hurt.

My heart hurts. It hurts because of people who worship money as an idol and they are blind to the hurt they cause.

My heart hurts. It hurts because I am fighting to not drown in this all consuming sadness.

My heart hurts.