A LETTER TO MY KIDS, ON THEIR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL If the kids were still with us, they would have started school today. It hurts me to not be antsy, waiting in the school pick up line to hear about their first day, what they’re excited about, who’s in their class, and to .
all clothing from Shop Ashley LeMieux This entire year has been an absolute whirlwind. If you asked me at the beginning of the year what I thought the next 12 months would look like, THIS would NOT be it. Being able to talk about what’s happening in my life again has been a great .
We were so excited to travel to Europe for our first time. We needed a trip of refilling ourselves, rediscovering what it means to live and feel excitement, and a trip that would allow us to come together to have the strength to do what life leads us to next. Europe helped jumpstart our .
No one prepared us for this. How could they have? The grief, the pain, the anger and hope and spurts of being “okay” the despair and the guilt… it all just cycles over, and over, and over again. You hear about grief and it’s stages. But unless it enters into your life, you don’t .
I have often heard throughout my life, “God never gives more than you can bear.” I’m here today to call a flub on all of that. I’m here today to tell you that not only does God give you more than you can bear, but that He also knows that you can’t bear .
You’re not taking time to continue to develop yourself. Reading, learning, studying, meditating… these are all crucial elements to developing yourself. We often get so busy that we don’t have times of solitude. It’s important to take time to do the slow paced things. It calms our minds, it makes us stronger, and it helps .
I’ll never forget a time when I went with a group of Shine followers down to a women’s shelter in Phoenix. We organized clothes for hours, for these women who had been in domestic abuse situations for a very long time. We learned that when they finally escape to a shelter, many times with .