23rd Feb

The last 12 weeks – Back at It!

What an awesome 12 weeks it has been! You guys, I feel energized and giddy with excitement as I am finally back at work! Who knew you could miss work so much? Eric came back to work in January, but this is my first week back. I’m so thankful for my organization and their paternity […]

10th Dec

One Wilde Night – Atticus’ Birth Story

  “Well, I’d say a baby in the pants is the worst night.”  – slowest ER worker ever “There’s a good chance that tonight’s gonna be bad then!” – me — Before I can tell you the story of Friday, November 25th… I need to back up a few weeks. Back to a normal Tuesday […]

02nd Nov

Pregnancy Post: Nursery and Maternity Pictures!

  Wow, 35 weeks. It’s crazy to think that in 5 weeks (or less?), he’ll be here! Seems like just yesterday I was staring at that positive pregnancy test in Haiti and freaking out with excitement. This pregnancy has been so different and in all honesty, a little more complicated than the last. But it’s […]

13th Sep

Liar, Liar: So what do you DO exactly?

Wow, what a summer it has been for us! It seems wild to think that it is now September and we are stepping quickly into Fall, our favorite time of the year! Pumpkins, bon-fires, smores, layering cozy sweaters and turning on the fireplace – such a welcome change from the swampy Arkansas summer we’ve had! And […]

22nd Aug

When Partnerships become Tri-fold

Today I wanted to share with you a little story about some special people I know in Duluth Minnesota and Miami, Florida! Just a little glimpse into one of the teams I helped consult this summer!   — What do Duluth, MN, Miami, FL and Les Cayes, Haiti have in common? Genuine Partnership.   — Back […]

16th Aug

Two Roads Diverged in a Wood, (and I sat on a stump instead.)

Dear Life, Why must you always change my plans? -Bethany — Seriously though. Life lately has been changing pace so quickly, I’m not really sure where to hold on for the ride. From getting pregnant in Haiti and flying home the next day due to Zika, then not being able to go back to Haiti […]

22nd Jun

When Life Gives You Lemons but You Kinda Hate Lemonade.

Do you ever have those days/weeks/months/seasons/years where you just want to find a dark closet to hide in and just play pretend that the world and all it’s problems don’t exist? I do. If I’m honest, I’ve had more than a few days of this feeling in the past few weeks. And the best way […]

20th Jun

Breastfeeding – May the Force Be With You.

This post was previously posted on The Kindred Women, but since that blog has since been on hiatus, I’m reposting some of my writings onto our blog here. I hope you enjoy!   I’m only half-­joking with that title up there. Seriously, sometimes I think you have to be half-wizard to be able to breastfeed. Breast­feeding… […]

13th Jun

Trip Recap – Spring Trip #1, Pastor Placide

In March, we were back in Haiti, excited to be partnering with a wonderful partnership pastor in the city of Jacmel. Pastor Placide is one of those pastors that Eric and I have done ministry with in the past, but typically only visiting the orphanage or helping with a project – this was our first […]

14th Apr

Christmas Trip #2 Recap

Wow – I need to get better with these recaps! It’s March April! Better late than never though, right? So after our wonderful week of Christmas in Haiti, we had another trip start up on the 26th! Unfortunately, we had an awful stomach virus that hit our team over Christmas and Edison and I both […]

23rd Feb

Christmas Trip #1 Recap

So wow – It’s almost the end of February and I’m just now sitting down to write this recap. Things have been crazy busy lately, but there’s been a lot of intentional down time as well. It’s been great to be home and put a priority on seeing family, having date nights and just chilling together. […]

04th Feb

The Night I Forgot My God – a mother’s story.

Have you ever had a moment of brokenness that even after it is over, months later, you can think back to and recall perfectly how you felt – and how much it changed you? I have. I want to share it with you today. It’s from 5 days after Edison was born. It’s definitely not the prettiest […]