Category Archives: Naomi

100 Steps

One hundred steps is not very far, I found out. It sounds like a long way at first, but for me, it made want to take another 100 and another 100 to keep discovering what might be around the corner. … Continue reading

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Light and Shadows of these days…

the people living in darkness     have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death     a light has dawned Morning light and vibrant colors… Long shadows… Light warming our backs… Beneath this shadow lies … Continue reading

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To My Naomi Ruth

Dear Naomi. You’ve been gone from us for eight and a half months now, my dear girl. Every single day I miss you. I remember so clearly the day you were born, a little warrior princess, already fighting the fight … Continue reading

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Walking with You: Overcoming Grief ~ Embracing Joy

One area so many mothers struggle with is guilt, especially those who experience the loss of a baby/child. We want to address this struggle in this post. It will help mothers quietly battling guilt for living life and experiencing joy … Continue reading

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The hurt and the Healer

I posted this on our family blog somesmiths.wordpress.com earlier today, but thought I’d post it here as well…deeper thoughts regarding the song I posted this week. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There is a song by Mercy Me by this title that has gotten … Continue reading

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