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Perhaps you were born for such a time as this.

Esther 4:14


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When I was 9 years old my parents took me skiing and on our last run I had to go down the River Run. It was the steep, icy LAST run before apres ski. And I was not budging. No matter how much my mom tried to coax me into following her down, the fear in me crept so high...


Three years ago I had an impressive baby belly with what I would soon to find out was an 8 lb 9 oz baby in my womb. My first born came right on time, on her due date (at 9 lbs). So I had an inkling that my second would come early.

This go round I decided to choose a mid...


When I was little I would go to bed fantasizing about my wedding. About the man I would marry and the four children I would have, 2 boys and 2 girls. I even had their names picked out. I started a wedding binder, collecting all the things I wanted to use for the planni...


My hubby’s birthday was this week and I wanted to surprise him by freshening up our patio. We had this potentially lovely patio that just needed a little love to become our own oasis. We had nowhere to sit, we had nowhere to eat or set drinks, we had nowhere to accommo...


What do Sundays mean to you? For me Sundays = family. Family and food. Family, food and Jesus.

Sundays are when we wake up slow, when the crackling of bacon and sizzle of eggs is heard and the smell wafts through our home, bringing the family together.

Sundays are when c...


Recently a new song has been coming on in my car and every time it does, I find myself turning the volume up and getting chills from the lyrics and tears rolling down my cheeks.

The chorus rings,

“Maybe it’s okay if I’m not okay. ‘Cause the one who holds the world is hol...


It was a normal Friday night… we wanted to have our neighbors over for dinner. They too have two young girls and it would be nice to catch up.

In hindsight, our oldest did show some behavior that was out of character for her… acting fussier than normal and then proceede...


Alright alright, I know it is not snowing in Texas… but I can dream of the winter wonderland I was in a few months ago. And despite it not snowing in Texas, the humidity takes cold to a whole different level of chilly butts.

When it gets that cold, you need a soup to wa...


Dear Carol,

As I look at my daughters’ blue eyes, energetic twirls over to wrestle with their daddy… my heart aches. I suppose it is a heartache that is both full of happiness and one that has an aching of emptiness.

I was never able to meet you, never able to hug you or...


I have been quite overwhelmed lately. Life just seems to be on full attack from all angles. Fear mongering is e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e and it is driving me bananas. I have never been one to cower in fear, hide or close myself up. I am usually quite the extrovert. But lately...

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Lauren Wiatrek

Blogger - Mom - Wife - Friend - Foodie - Editor- Event Coordinator - 
Breast cancer survivor. Chronicling my journey ... one step at a time.

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