When I first started this blog, I wanted it to be a place to share my journey with essential oils, homeschooling, and simplifying life. I have written a lot about the emotions and adoption aspects of my journey because that has been the primary focus of my life lately. As I've walked the journey of … Continue reading Why Essential Oils??
For more than half my life I wondered who my birth parents were, wrestling with the idea to search for over ten years alone. Taking the step to search was frightening in many ways; I feared being rejected, I feared finding graves. (My adoptive mother was already gone.) I hesitated thinking of possible happy reunion … Continue reading Reunion-Two Years In
Sometimes, I really hate emotions, especially the negative or not so fun ones. If you have read many of my previous posts, you've seen that I have written a lot about them. I have spent many years ignoring the negative emotions, or burying them. As a child/teen, showing my emotions wasn't easy to do in … Continue reading Emotions, Good or Bad??
"A picture is worth a thousand words, but the memories are priceless..." I love pictures. I take them all the time and have since I was an early teen. When I grew out of a favorite toy/movie, before letting go of the material thing, I'd take a picture of it. This is something my children … Continue reading Pictures
What are triggers? Things that can bring up memories; this can be a sound, a smell, or just about anything that causes me to remember or feel something. Our sense of smell is the quickest way for our bodies to react to a memory, sometimes before we even realize we are remembering it. Thanks to … Continue reading Triggers
When I felt like my word for the year was Surrender, I didn't realize how much I'd be forced to slow down and really look at what that meant. A little over a year ago, I left my retail job for health reasons. It was a step of faith that losing my income would not … Continue reading Learning to Surrender
Surrender is my word of choice for this year. I felt like I was getting caught up in trying to do life in my own strength and missing out on what God was doing or trying to do in my life. I can look back on the first 34 years and see where He's always been … Continue reading Surrender
January is National Sanctity of Life Month. Normally, I'm not one to get focused on something like this, but as I've walked the healing road of adoption and anxiety, I have some thoughts. As an adoptee, I often wondered why I was created. I knew I was born to a teenage couple, and don't remember … Continue reading Being a Mom
What will the new year hold? Where will I see God at work in my life and the world around me? I have seen a lot of people selecting one word for the new year, and it has often intrigued me to what and why people select certain words. I've tried it a couple times, … Continue reading New Year, New Chapters
What if? I have a love/hate relationship with this question. I hate the "what ifs" that stopped me from trying something or taking a certain step. I dislike the "what ifs" regarding my past, and the questionings of different choices. But, I am beginning to love the "what ifs" that motivate and challenge me. What … Continue reading What If?