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About jkl

Follower of Jesus, Pastor's Wife, Cookie Baker.

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When Mother’s Day is Painful

I know I’m supposed to be taking a blog break right now but I can’t NOT post on Mother’s Day. The reason I can’t stay is away is not because I need to wish mothers a wonderful day and tell … Continue reading

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A Spring Update & Blog News!

  Glorious Spring is Finally Here!!! We’ve been out enjoying the weather with my little walking man who is OBSESSED with going “ow-si” (outside, in case you don’t speak 1 year old.) I seriously have about 30 posts that are … Continue reading

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Healing From Loss

One of the most valuable things I learned through going through infertility and our miscarriages was what real loss felt like. This has been so valuable for me because it taught me how I desperately need Jesus. Now only that, … Continue reading

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What Good Friday Was To Us Last Year

Last year, as Easter was approaching our family was brimming with excitement. We had been matched with a birth mom who was expecting a baby boy in just 3 short weeks!! I had slowly began filling up my nursery closet … Continue reading

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God’s Grace in the Form of One Year.

My heart has a million things to say and I don’t even know where to begin. Bryan Robert – my dear son – happy first birthday!! I cry tears of joy when I think about what a privilege it has … Continue reading

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Countdown to ONE: A Year Ago Tomorrow…

My son was born. I wasn’t laboring in a hospital or anxiously wringing my hands in the waiting room. I wasn’t even getting text play by plays or waiting nervously by the phone. I wasn’t receivingĀ an “It’s a Boy!” balloon … Continue reading

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Countdown to ONE: The Moment I Became a Mom

I wonder when most people would say they became a mom? Would it be when they first saw their positive pregnancy test? First heard their baby’s heartbeat or first held their baby in their arms? To be honest my motherhood … Continue reading

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Countdown to ONE: Reflecting on A Year of Babywearing

I wanted this post to include “a few” of my favorite babywearing pictures. 65 pictures later, I realized that wasn’t going to happen. I think I settled with 8. But WHEW was it hard. Babywearing has been one of the … Continue reading

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Countdown to ONE: A Grateful Heart

My sweet, long awaited, long prayed for son is turning ONE at the end of the month. I thought it would be kind of fun to post a few thoughts throughout March as a “Countdown to One.” These may be … Continue reading

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