Posts Categorized: Blog

Exploring Grief

  Over the past few blog posts, I’ve openly shared parts of my journey with grief. It’s been this ever-evolving process. It’s taken me three and a half years to feel and accept the hard and traumatic parts of our loss and to give myself permission to grieve. In my experience, when we lose someone… Read more »

Moving Through Grief

    Hi There! In last week’s post, I shared how grief hit me hard last year. Since Andrew’s passing four and a half years ago, I’ve been in survival mode, on autopilot, staying busy while subconsciously hoping to escape the depths of grief. But grief eventually caught up to me and knocked me flat… Read more »

Happy New Year

  Hello and Happy New Year! Hope you enjoyed quality time over the holidays with your family and friends. Ellie and I got lots of extra quality and snuggle time while we were quarantined in our home for a week when Ellie came down with the flu on New Year’s Day. We also welcomed a… Read more »

Power of A Faithful Friend

  It was like Andrew was sitting across the table talking to me. Suddenly I remembered his love for missions, his big dreams to travel the world, his passion for stories, and his heart to teach, disciple, and mentor. I wanted to hold onto the feeling as long as I could because I’d almost forgotten… Read more »

Make No Assumptions

  Hello!! I hope you’re off to a great start to the week. I must admit it’s been a little cray cray up in the Heard household recently. On Monday night, my daughter, Ellie, got really sick and threw up multiple times every hour and then eventually every half hour. By 12 AM she was… Read more »

Happy Birthday, Roo!

  Hello! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know how the holidays can be a mixed bag of emotions, especially when you’ve lost a family member or loved one, or have difficult childhood memories of the holidays. Since my late husband, Andrew, passed away from cancer four years ago, I find Thanksgiving’s and… Read more »

Courage

  Hi There! Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! Today I wanted to share a story that deeply touched my heart about my six-year-old daughter, Ellie. I hope it touches yours, too. Last week, I was picking Ellie up from school when her teacher hesitantly approached me and said, “I wasn’t sure if I wanted to tell you… Read more »

Small Acts of Kindness

  Hi There! Last week I was in Walmart, power walking through the toy isle, searching for a birthday present for one of Ellie’s friends who had an upcoming birthday party. I’d done my research by asking this little nugget what she wanted, so I was zoned in on the stuffed animal section, looking for… Read more »

Comparison Steals Creativity

  I’m not going to lie, this is my fourth attempt in two days to write this post. I’ve spent way too much time typing, editing, deleting, repeat. At this point I just need to go for it. I have a lot to say, but I’m struggling to communicate those thoughts into words. I’ve noticed… Read more »

What’s your System?

  I have this reoccurring daydream where I’m walking through my home and notice my office, my computer, and each bedroom are completely clutter-free and organized. Everything has a place. Simple, clear, and uncomplicated. I know exactly where things go and exactly what I’m supposed to do each day, confident everything I’m doing is moving… Read more »