I started blogging in December 2011 after my son, Reece, was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disorder. You can read the posts of that blog on www.likeoliveshoots.wordpress.com. After Reece passed way in July 2012, I continued to write sporadically to keep a routine and preserve my sanity. Less, than two years later, on April 15, 2014, my husband at the time passed away by taking his own life. Again, my life and surviving kids’ lives were turned upside down. Life as we knew it was over and we were headed into uncharted territory again. Due to the many twists and turns I faced, including remarriage, raising a family, a new baby, a move, and dealing with my own emotional and mental recovery, I took several years off from writing to heal and to understand how to move forward. Life has not been easy or straightforward, but God has been faithful.
As of 2018, I have decided to come back to writing. This blog continues to be an outlet for me. I don’t like platitudes, preachiness, cattiness, or the “keeping-up-with-the-Joneses” mentality. I talk about what has happened, what is happening, things that I am experiencing, and how God continues to weave my life together. I hope it brings hope and connection to others who may be struggling or in need of encouragement. God loves you and has a plan for your life. As hard as it may seem, you need only to be still.