This Next Chapter – 5.19.15

Welcome!

Even after Ben died, I continued writing on the blog in order to share how God was continuing to carry us after his homegoing. It’s been one year. And now I feel like I’m ready to begin a new chapter. A new section in our story. How I use this site will be similar to what I used to write before Ben got sick: encouragement for moms and other families who love the Lord. Stories, anecdotes, musings, observations, pictures, verses… things I’m learning, things that make me smile, things that may be an encouragement to someone else.

I decided to name it “Another Day Closer.” After we lost Ben, we found ourselves longing for heaven. For the day when we will be reunited with our Creator and all of our loved ones that have gone before us. We marched through each day with purpose, with hope. And always thinking, this is another day closer to heaven. As we continue in our grief and in our parenting, we are always mindful that we are another day closer to heaven… another day closer to being better parents… another day closer to being the person God has created us to be.

This mindset will be the foundation of my thinking. An ode to our son Ben, but also purposeful parenting for our three earthly children as well.

I don’t pretend to have it all together. I don’t pretend to have the answers. But as God provides the inspiration and the opportunity, I will look forward to sharing what He is teaching me in my mothering journey. It’s just Another Day Closer.

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