Party of Four: So have you always had a problem releasing gas, or did that start when you got pregnant? (Week 12)

“Never try to make your son or daughter another you; one is enough” –Arnold Glasow Today officially marks the start of my second trimester and I couldn’t be happier! It means it is one day closer to meeting the new love of my life. Week 12 was filled with birthday celebrations, visits with family, bedContinue reading “Party of Four: So have you always had a problem releasing gas, or did that start when you got pregnant? (Week 12)”

Party of Four: The First Trimester

It’s with uncontrollable joy that I start a new series to Singing With the Volume Up entitled: “Party of Four” to document Byron and I’s journey of becoming parents. This first post will be a tad longer than the normal weekly updates that will start next Friday. This initial post will highlight pivotal moments inContinue reading “Party of Four: The First Trimester”

The Language of Aliens

I opened my eyes to devastation.  I felt helpless, hopeless, and bound.  I could not speak, move, nor cry out of fear that my weakness would be interpreted as a desire to dialogue.  The room was white; not only in color but in emotion.  I closed my eyes in hope that darkness would somehow beContinue reading “The Language of Aliens”

Humpday Hero Feature: Mattie

There are times when God sends us whispers to forgo a mission that will later be explained by the results of that journey.  Interviewing Mrs. Mattie (as I call her) was God ordained.  As she was in the midst of caring for her cancer stricken husband, I thought my interview may be intrusive, insensitive, orContinue reading “Humpday Hero Feature: Mattie”