Written withHEART: Motherhood x2 (video)

Three years ago today, I held my precious Ruby in my arms for the very first time.  Four weeks ago today our sweet baby Anna made us a family of four.  Somehow that seems like the fastest four weeks of my life and yet it feels like this little person Read More
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A New Family of Four

Our little Stagg clan has expanded.  Our sweet baby Anna Victoria entered the world on the first day of spring, last Friday, and we are in newborn heaven over here.  She is such a sweet, good natured baby who loves to sleep and cuddle.  Ruby is an Read More
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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: THE SMALL SEED

Life is full of trials.  Parenthood is full of sacrifice.  For Liz Jensen, her faith was tested like never before while she was pregnant with twin girls but as she faced grim possibilities, she found comfort in her trust in God and that whatever may Read More
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{UN}EXPECTED: A GIFT FOR MATILDA

A woman never quite knows what to expect when bringing a new child into the world. She can plan, and prep, and eat all the right foods, and do all the right things, but come delivery day, all bets are off. Chances are there will be something unexpected. Read More
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I BECAME A MOTHER: MEGAN BAILEY

Birthing a child takes a lot of sacrifice.  Megan Bailey learned with each of her pregnancies, her body was not her own.  It was a vessel.  It was a ship carrying her two baby boys through development and into the world.  9 pounders.  In her barely Read More
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{UN}EXPECTED: MELISSA JENSEN

It wasn't supposed to happen like this-- none of it.  Melissa Jensen had plans.  A baby, especially one with complications, wasn't in those plans.  But life had plans of its own.  And they started with a positive pregnancy test nearly one year ago. Melissa Read More
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I BECAME A MOTHER: RACHEL THURSTON

The search was different this time.  Not just a hunt for a home to raise their soon to be family of four, but a place to become that family.  An address where the newest member of their family would take his first breath, open his eyes for the first Read More
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I BECAME A MOTHER

I first saw her eight years ago.  Her chubby little legs, dark hair brushed to the side, big, dark eyes, and soft baby skin.  She was wearing a sweet, smocked party dress and had a little bow in her hair.  She paused for a moment to look Read More
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