Saying Goodbye

The plan was to run a few errands before heading to the hospital but that all changed when my mom got the phone call. “Wait, what? Slow down. Everything ok? Ok we are on our way.”  As she hung up the phone, I had a flashback to dream from the night before. There she was, walking toward…

Sour Lemonade

We all have been deceived into believing one of Satan’s biggest lies, that this life, we have been given, is suppose to be easy and pain free.  Its funny to me that the man that is in fact causing us hardships and pain, is also the one that is telling us we are to be…

Stepping into the Furnace

We all know the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.  We read their story as kids and made a mental note in our heads of their great faith & God’s protection over their bodies.  I didn’t think too much of that story beyond that because I believed it did not relate to me.  I felt…

You’re Gonna Be O.K.

Recently I was able to write a blog post over at Thrive to Shine. Read it HERE! Audra

We sold our house, Now what? 

We gave another big YES recently, unsure of what’s to follow, we said yes to selling our home. After the OhmFlood we knew this was the next step for our family.  We recently accepted an offer on our house and we close on November 10th. Ahhhh! Selling our house has been one of the hardest…

How to survive CRYageddon

What is cryageddon you ask? The Ohm dictionary defines it below:  Cry•a•ged•don  noun •When the majority of your offspring begin crying at the same time causing a sound that could possible break the sound barrier I yelled “what is this cryageddon!?” at the top of my lungs, just trying to out cry the other three…

Snow Falling at Midnight

The clock struck midnight as my foot landed in the fresh fallen snow. The cold powder tickled my ankles as I walked down the quiet Main Street. What once was full of busy shoppers, now has a blanket of untouched pureness. The shops were locked up tight and the windows were dark. There was a…

Some may call us crazy

We received a call late Tuesday night informing us that our daughters birth mom was expecting again and she wanted us to adopt. My mouth dropped as I listened on the phone for all the details. She told me she is due early February and doesn’t know the gender yet. My heart leaped out of…

How to have Joy through the Wait 

Her tiny fingers hit each piano key with such intensity and passion, unable to gracefully move from one key to the other with out lifting her hand. Blue painters tape destiguished each key from the other to aid in the learning process.  Her eyes followed the notes intently on the page trying to hit the…

Bathroom Fixer Upper

When we move into our house in 2013 it was in need of a little TLC. The house had been updated from some of the original 1960’s decor but still had the original cabinetry, base boards and pink vanity and tub in the bathroom.       The bathroom was one of the first rooms we…