More Than a Name

When naming a child, I’ve always had the mindset that it should be primarily based upon some purpose or special meaning, and not simply just because of the way it sounds.  This was the case when we named Mason 4 years ago (which you can read in more detail about here: Life in Mason’s Jar…

Elizabeth Jane

Thanks to everyone who supported us throughout the days leading up to, the actual delivery day, and throughout the days to follow. We love you all! In my next post, I will be writing about our new daughter’s name and why we chose it. In the meantime, enjoy this little quick moment of getting to…

A Chance for Redemption

The time is drawing ever closer.  It seems that with each passing day that they get longer and longer.  In just 9 more days (or sooner), we hope to be blessed with a new addition to the family. You would think that with this being the second time around, that this experience would be easier….

Life in Mason’s Jar – Chapter 13

Perseverance Perseverance is defined as the continued effort to do something, despite the difficulties, failure, or opposition. I witnessed some really surprising perseverance from Mason this past weekend. Mason started hockey this weekend. Being 3, the first lesson for him is learning to stand up on skates. He started out well on day 1. He…

The Other Side of Fear

Sometimes when we talk about fear or being afraid, we forget that anxiousness and worry are also encompassed under that umbrella of Fear.  Under normal circumstances, the times we experience fear are completely healthy.  Being afraid assists in keeping us from potentially dangerous situations or at least causes us to act more cautiously in a…

Life in Mason’s Jar – Chapter 12

Loving Like a Child I remember reading an article before Mason was even born that talked about some typical differences in the way toddler boys and girls love their parents.  I’m not going to go into any of the details of the article, other than the fact that it described a boy’s love to be…