Thanks for stopping by. On these pages you'll find thoughts on family, parenting, childhood, farm life, the redemptive power of loss, and faith—as well as practical tips and photos from the garden, the kitchen, and the creative table. I'm a mama of five, nana of two, wife of Scott, follower of Christ—and I hold a tender place in my heart for people in seasons of pain.. Also, I write.
What happens after the worst happens? In Colors of Goodbye: A Memoir of Holding On, Letting Go, and Reclaiming Joy in the Wake of Loss, I recount the loss of my middle daughter—and seek to discover if a horror such as this will ruin me. Can the path through heartbreak also be the path to deeper joy, stronger faith, and a life that is beautiful still? Learn more
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