Timing is Everything

If there’s one thing I’ve seen over and over in my career and personal life, it’s the power of “right timing.” But what is it and how do we find it or wait for it with confidence? I’m working with...

Not Fair, When We Compare

It doesn't matter what I feed the twins for dinner, the minute they look at each other's plate they blurt out, "She has more, that's not fair!" It sounds childish, but we all do it don't we?...

Self Care, Why Care?

20 years ago my self-care looked like this... - Wake up early for a run in the Park. - Shower then coffee and devotions before work. - Saturdays sleep late, explore NYC (shopping, browsing). -...

It Feels Like Nothing is Happening, But it IS

Why is it that so often things seem completely on hold and standing still? It struck me today that just a year ago I was utterly exhausted and discouraged about how little sleep I was getting, and in the months that followed how little progress we seemed to be making...

THE Way to Promotion and Favor at Work

Two days ago I was eavesdropping, I admit it. After hearing my husband's voice sound like a broken record, I couldn't help wonder,"Who is it this time?" It was one of the sincere and talented young professionals in his world, asking him to get on board with their...

Victoria & Isabella Become Lewises, Officially!

Yesterday our faith officially became sight. We decided to all dress up for the occasion, not sure why except that it just seemed right to wear our Sunday best for such a monumental moment. Arriving at the family court with our attorney, we were ushered into the...

Staying Positive Amidst the Stresses of Motherhood and More…

I'm sure you have noticed my blog posts are rare these days, with growing twin babies and adjustments in our family, seldom are the moments to focus on writing! But I'm on a flight alone right now, headed to speak in Minneapolis, and just answered a letter written via...

Agony, Ecstasy, and the Boring In-Between

When Ron asked me months ago if I'd give the Mother's Day message at King's Park, I immediately said YES, but as the weeks got closer and I was reflecting on what might be said, there was little inspiration and not much content, or so it seemed. As is often the case,...

Moving On and Standing Still

So we move on, move on from the memorial services, the hosting of friends, the receiving of flowers and cards and gifts. Move on and forward with hope, with daily pain and anguish and heartache and wondering how we will honestly make it through. At the same time we...

3 Lessons I’ve Learned from a Girl Named Cady

We just finished a whirlwind week of family time, two memorial services for Jordan, travel to and fro, and lots of emotions, as you can imagine. I was hoping to write a blog that could capture some of my ponderings of late, but then last night I read my dear friend...

Tribute to our son and hero, Jordan Alexander Lewis

Tribute to our son and hero, Jordan Alexander Lewis

On Thursday evening, our valiant son Jordan, just 23 yrs old, breathed his last breath on earth and his first breath in Heaven. Surrounded by family and his adoring wife Cady, he won his battle against cancer, though not the way we hoped he would win. Now we face life...

Weird Becomes Wonderful

Ever feel like something about your life is just weird? Weird job, weird interests, weird wacky break-up, weird to be waiting this long for that dream. When Ron and I married 9 years ago, it felt a bit weird for all of us. Weird for the boys to have a new woman, not...

Desperate at the Bathroom Sink

I still remember the night…. Standing in front of our bathroom mirror. Washing my face. Thinking about the day's diagnosis. Rampant endometriosis. The likely culprit of the miscarriage two years prior. Misdiagnosis had turned into two more years of trying, waiting,...

Twins Coming Home Sweet Home

After 2 weeks of cocooning in NYC at our little place there, we packed up the rented mini van and headed south. 12 hours later, we drove in the driveway and were greeted with GIFTS, abounding gifts, gifts that can't be seen nor counted, but gifts galore. Double pink...

Many Tears

My dear friends, we have been truly overwhelmed at your outpouring of love over our amazing news of Victoria Joy and Isabella Grace. Over 10,000 have watched our video, and we keep hearing about tears flowing. Mine are too, even last night as I watched our two...

Our BIG Family News/Miracle

I've been noticeably absent on blog posts for a couple of weeks. Because frankly, we have been SPEECHLESS, and now you'll know why. Here is an inside look into our family living room as the story unfolds. Much more to come via photos, anecdotes, and miraculous side...

Tears are for Real

Our daughter-in-law Cady posted a new blog on Saturday. It is powerful and poignant, and since many have asked how they are doing, I wanted to post the link today. Cady's ability to articulate real-life gutsy anguish is in my opinion, brilliant. Going through serious...

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