In the Waiting

As I have continued to pray about something very personal, I have been in this place of waiting. Waiting to hear from God on what’s next. Should I stay in the familiar place, with the comfort I’m used to or is God saying move into the unfamiliar and the uncomfortable? I think I know. ButContinue reading “In the Waiting”

It Will Be Okay

As I was rocking my 8 month old son Kai back to sleep early Thursday morning, I saw both my rented hospital grade and my Spectra breast pump over in the corner of my room. As I quickly glanced at them, tears started flowing. Long story short, I was not able to breast feed anyContinue reading “It Will Be Okay”

Routine Mom

“As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.” Genesis 8:22 NLT As I read my devotional this morning, it got me thinking about how exhausting it’s been lately. Always the same routine as a mom. Sometimes I feel like not showing up,Continue reading “Routine Mom”

A Very “Pand-y” Christmas

“‘Tis the season to be jolly…fa la la la la la la la la” Did you sing it? Did you count the La’s to make sure there were enough to sing it correctly? It’s what I do every time, but especially this year! For the last 10 years, I was a working mom. Prior toContinue reading “A Very “Pand-y” Christmas”

Encouraged to Encourage

Hi Friends! The past few weeks have been interesting. And if I’m being honest, it’s been tough. I have been going back and forth with myself on how I should talk about things I’m learning on racism and experiences that my family and I have faced, trying to be physically & mentally healthy, how toContinue reading “Encouraged to Encourage”

My Relactation Journey Begins

The first three months of my son’s life has been a blessing. The firsts we’re experiencing with him has been fun. I was unable to breastfeed my 4 older children, so I was hoping this would be a first for us.  Like many moms, I’ve had so many struggles with breastfeeding or pumping. My son wouldn’t latch. I read many articlesContinue reading “My Relactation Journey Begins”

Are You Following Me?

Hey there friends! These past few days have been busy, but good! I have some things I will be sharing with you in the next couple of days. I just found out that I DO have adult ADHD. I shared in a previous post that I may have it, but it’s a definite! So, IContinue reading “Are You Following Me?”

Happy Halloween 2020

Happy Halloween friends! This day represents a couple of things for me. For one, it’s my parent’s wedding anniversary. This year is 39 years! That’s pretty awesome! Happy Anniversary mom and dad (since I know you’ll read this, mom)! Second, we usually celebrate a (wayyy) less scary version of Halloween each year. This year weContinue reading “Happy Halloween 2020”

Unexpected Changes

Hi!  For some of you who don’t know, this is my family.  Family is an important part of my life.  In the beginning of starting Heartening Forward, I had decided that I wouldn’t share my family’s faces publicly.  I did not want my page to be based off of only pictures of us because IContinue reading “Unexpected Changes”

Thankful

“I am thankful that I have You in my life Guiding me through hard times and strife You have made it clear in my eyes Without You there is no life” Those are lyrics to a song I wrote when I was 15. I love this song. I will share the new version once it’sContinue reading “Thankful”