Never Enough… ?

I love the movie "The Greatest Showman." Whether it's perfectly historically accurate or not (OK, it's not...), it still, in Hollywood-esque embellished style, makes for an amazing movie (in my humble opinion.) But for me, it's not all the little dramas and the great musical score that get to me... it's one particular scene and [...]

The Baby Who Saved My Life… Part III

One trimester had come and gone. We approached Christmas Season with more nervousness than excitement this time. Blizzard after blizzard blended with virus after virus that hammered our family. My husband worked out of town, and while the job sustained us for a short time, the four and a half hour commute one way took [...]

The Baby Who Saved My Life

I have been unable to even begin to write about my pregnancy and birth of my 11th living child for months, until now, as if the depth of my experience was beyond any words or clever ways I could express... I write to you humbly, as a staunch pro-child, pro-life mother who loves to be [...]

Happy Anniversary, To My Best Enemy

Eighteen years ago today, I married my husband. And just check out these words below. I mean, how romantic can you get?! "You have a charming smile. No woman ever gets my attention the way you have... I must confess, you are beautiful." Even more... "I understand you perfectly.  With ten kids, you still look [...]

Secrets and Skeletons

We all have more than one skeleton. There's the one that holds our body together... And then there's that other one... or two... or twenty. There's something in all of our lives that influences our actions, our outlooks, our vision... And it could be genetic, it could be something we "did" or something that "happened [...]