Poetry

Sometimes You Feel Like Winter When Everything Else Blooms

I am passionate about helping people relate to their pain in a way that heals. This means framing the sharp edges of heartache with beauty and light. It is important to be brutally honest both about pain and about hope. The more I write, the more I understand that we all want to see our pain on paper, because we all want to be seen. But we also want to see it gently and we want to be reminded of hope, joy, and healing. So, I’ve written a small poetry collection (which I’ll add to over time) all about spring.

Here’s the truth: I love springtime, but sometimes spring comes before your heart is ready for it. Sometimes you stare at the pretty buttercups, but feel so worn out. It’s so beautiful outside, but the inside of you just aches. Sometimes, you feel like winter when everything else blooms. Sometimes, you can’t stand life but it’s standing tall everywhere around you. So, these poems are for you whenever you find yourself in the sometimes.



Poetry

Celebrating 20 Weeks

This poem is inspired by + dedicated to our summer baby. It’s been 20 weeks of learning how to let my heart hold a gift of this magnitude. Just as God gives us the comfort + hope to endure our pain, He also gives us the courage + confidence to truly, fully rejoice!

But this poem is also for anyone holding their best dream at arm’s length. Sometimes the most daring thing we can do is write our dreams in parenthesis. God sees you and all your tiny scribbles.

It’s safe to write it down.