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 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…

Life in Mason’s Jar – Chapter 10

I wrote this post on March 20, 2018: the day Melanie’s grandfather Chesley, passed away. I dedicate this post in his memory. Feeling Better Now If there is a certain time of day that anxiety has an advantage over me, it’s early in the mornings. Let’s say I have a doctor’s appointment or something that…

About Me – Part 1 of 2

If you’re reading this, thank you so much for dropping by.  I’m looking forward to sharing with you my struggles and experiences with dealing with anxiety on a daily basis. The primary goal I hope to achieve by publishing my experiences for the world to see is to give someone the encouragement and inspiration to…