Bringing Home Baby


The doctor perched and adjusted his reading glasses, as he began to study the many pages of Jackson’s file. Four other various staff members and nurses stood by him, waiting to record his report. I stood nervously beside my tiny baby in his open crib. Each day of doctor’s rounds always proved to be helpful, but that didn’t stop me from holding my breath and mentally preparing for the delivery of difficult news. The doctor began reading through Jackson’s patient information, like always, and was sure to highlight Jackson’s most recent progress with steady heart rates, breathing, feedings, ... [ Read More ]

Aaron and Grace’s Love Story


Aaron and Grace's Love Story I don’t believe in love at first sight, so it’s pretty hard for me to describe the way I felt the first time I ever saw Aaron.  I knew something was different about  him and was immediately drawn to him in a way that I still can’t really explain.  I’d been hearing his name around our office for several weeks, but had no idea who he was when he rounded the corner to my desk and started explaining to me how to complete a particular task that I had sent back his way, not knowing I could do myself.  I barely heard a word he said and had to look up the work order ... [ Read More ]

Justin and Emily’s Love Story

Love Story Series

Emily and Justin's Love Story I realized pretty early on that I was interested in marrying a very specific type of man, and that in order to meet him, I may need to conduct a nationwide search. Online dating seemed a good way to accomplish that, so in May of 2011, at the age of 25, I joined e-Harmony for the third time after two unsuccessful attempts in 2008 and 2010. I say my past attempts at online dating were unsuccessful because they didn’t end in marriage, but they did equip me with additional insight into exactly what I was, or wasn’t, looking for. On July 9th, 2011 I received a ... [ Read More ]

Ordinary Homemaker Featured on Money Saving Mom


Recently, I submitted a guest post to Money Saving Mom, and it got published! I wrote about how I keep my greeting cards affordable and organized. Here is an except from the article: I love sending greeting cards to people. It’s such a great way to encourage and stay in touch with family and friends. Unfortunately, it can also be very expensive and many simple birthday cards are around $5 each! Also, it can be hard to keep track of all the birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions. I recently got married, so adding in my husband’s side of the family made things even more ... [ Read More ]

Tim and Janna’s Love Story


Tim and Janna's Love Story I like to think I have a pretty cool “how-I-met-my-husband” story to tell when people ask, but I guess most women think theirs is awesome – and why not? They met their HUSBANDS, right! Anyway, I will let you be the judge of mine. Here goes. Once upon a time, there was a beautiful young maiden who longed to be married to the prince of her dreams . . . Ok, not exactly how it started, but close enough. Honestly, I tried to be one of those single girls who was independent, stable, and completely confident in her singlehood, and I succeeded to a point, but had you ripped ... [ Read More ]

Pablo and Rebekah’s Love Story


I’m excited to share my love story today! I am so grateful for how God worked in my life and led me to meet my husband-to-be in his perfect timing! I was impressed with Pablo from the very beginning. I met him in 2009 at a meeting that he was leading for a Spanish outreach ministry at college. I remember thinking that he gave me good eye contact in that first meeting haha and I thought he seemed like such a cool guy. I wrote about him in my diary later that day. During that semester we saw each other at the outreach ministry and at church, but we were only casual friends. It was ... [ Read More ]