Thursday, November 27, 2008


Could anyone be more thankful than this?
This picture is worth a thousand words...

Monday, November 24, 2008

Mommy Magic

I am the proud Auntie of this bundle boy
Cedar Kroon
8lbs 7oz !
he came into the world
with angels on his shoulders
could life be any more beautiful
than this moment?
God is good...all the time :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

This beautiful girl, my beloved baby sister Denise, is currently on a plane and will return forever changed. As a family, we will be blessed with a new family member and I will have the pleasure of not only becoming an Auntie again, but watching Den embrace Motherhood. I have no words to describe how excited we all are for her, boho boy and this adoption process.

this is better than a new puppy
an exotic vacation
becoming a millionaire
or worldwide fame

this is priceless
life's loving lessons
beautiful moments
unforgettable memories

a rewriting of your life
bonds that cannot be broken
spontaneous surprises
laughter and tears

this is the creation of a new family
that I am blessed to bare witness to
partake in and observe
the miracle of parenthood

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


When I first started blogging, I remember thinking that there would be endless pictures for me to take and that there would be so many topics to choose from, that I would be dizzy with choosing. 2 years later...I find myself struggling with my own boring writers voice and I feel stuck.

Is this what writers block feels like?
Even my journals are blank.
My prayers have been filled with a quiet meditation
and the words have been few and to the point.
This is so unlike me
and so very...unexpected.

So, I feel that I need to ask for your forgiveness, as the tears dry upon my cheeks. And I need to ask the same to my creative voice...I have silenced her for way too long. I realized that waiting for inspiration can often lead to dead ends and it's okay to turn around and back track my own steps until I find a side road or two. Or, maybe I need to retell some of the stories that have shaped my life and made me who I am. Regardless, the most important and least expected information I can give you me

I am Darlene.