How is the Weight of Loss Lifted at Christmas Time?

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Goodmourningmama.comDo you see the weight next to Connor? It is holding the snowman behind us down. That’s what grief feels like, a huge, heavy weight. I ran my 1st 5K, eight years ago today. Connor was always up for an adventure, so when I mentioned running for chocolate he was IN! We were up before…

By MamaC December 15, 2021 0

Life long lessons from a grade school teacher.

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Goodmourningmama.comWhen I was in grade school Physical Education class, we were instructed to run around the large field behind our school. I dreaded this! It was a huge amount of space to cover with my eight year old legs. I remember my teacher saying, “Lauri you always come in last! I want you to remember…

By MamaC May 3, 2021 0

Can you see the gift of His connections?

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Goodmourningmama.comI am forever grateful for the connections made through loss. To see God connecting us, even before we need one another, is amazing. The night our son died, I was at a fundraiser for a mission trip, that our daughter had encouraged me to go on. That evening, we met the medical team with whom…

By MamaC February 8, 2021 0

Beauty and a Beastly Challenge

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Goodmourningmama.comWe currently have three teenagers.  Those five words contain serious emotion for both them and us.  If you have been blessed with raising a teenager, you understand.  It’s been said that when young adults turn 25, they realize and appreciate their parents.  I’m not sure, as we have not experienced the age of 25.  Our…

By MamaC January 16, 2021 1

IS God Good With A Powerful NO?

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Goodmourningmama.comIs God Good? Daily I hear how God is Good, in the context of:  I am blessed because God gave me what I prayed for.   A family praying for a child was told the baby had health issues and may not live.  Now, they are blessed with a healthy child.  God is GOOD.  …

By MamaC November 1, 2020 1

Dear Mama…

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Goodmourningmama.comYour strength, beauty and grace shines.  Your unimaginable loss is never forgotten.  You are understood, loved and never alone .   Beautifully written by Kelli Clodfelter. “October 1, 2014… life was “normal”. I had no idea our world was about to take a dive into a journey no parent should ever understand. I had no…

By MamaC October 2, 2020 0

10 in 20

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Goodmourningmama.comCOVID has been a catalyst for change among loss. SOOO MUCH CHANGE! Each time we are presented a significant opportunity, it’s formed in the crucible of crisis. What we are feeling, is grief. Ten years ago this month, two traumatized children stepped into our lives. Our party of five became seven over night. Good or…

By MamaC August 31, 2020 1

Be still and know…

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Goodmourningmama.comToday we are celebrating a graduation. Without adoption, John & I would be sending our youngest to college next month.  I cannot imagine our home without children.  John said he could. 😂♥️ Last night, fears showed up as I slept. It still shocks me to realize what trauma does to the heart and mind. Milestones…

By MamaC July 11, 2020 0

Graduation 2020

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Goodmourningmama.comWhen I traded my paid career in the restaurant business three years ago, to homeschool our two youngest children, it was the most difficult job by far.  After this past Spring, many can relate!  They were grateful when I quit sharing my “wisdom” and shared a graduation speech instead. Yesterday, at our son Calvins graduation,…

By MamaC June 28, 2020 0

Never underestimate loss.

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Goodmourningmama.comHave you ever woke up and thought, “How did I get here?” This is not the life I’d imagined. Each time God  presents a significant opportunity, it’s formed in the crucible of crisis.  It is not free or safe. In a cross road, we choose to look up or walk away. If we see adversity…

By MamaC June 27, 2020 0

Seven strong.

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Goodmourningmama.comOvernight our family grew from five to seven. Adoption was nothing we planned. A series of events had us filling out paperwork and enrolling in foster care classes. Two children that we knew, from another state, needed a home quickly. When I placed the call to DCFS they were happy we were asking to be…

By MamaC May 11, 2020 0