The Catch All Post

Oh hey, blog! Is it just me or do six months just whizz by somehow?

Yes, this post is appropriately titled because it will, indeed, be a catch all post to update about our family and what we have been up to the last several months.

I was reading through my last post from July (yes, I know!) and I cannot believe how cute and little my boy was! Because he’s quite the rambunctious, much bigger two-year-old now…

That’s the mischievous smile, my friends. Don’t let him fool you.

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We’ve Come a Long Way // An Update on Josiah

I can hardly believe it’s already July and this is only my fourth post this year!

Actually, well yes, I can believe it.Β  Because despite all of my good intentions and the many blog ideas that are recorded on my phone, my days are now mostly filled with this kind of fun…

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Don’t even get me started on the time I found him in the living room, in his birthday suit, playing with his diaper…the diaper I had just put on him about 30 seconds earlier.

Thank the good Shepherd there was no poop in that diaper! πŸ™‚

Speaking of poop, a lot has happened since my last post about Josiah‘s progress after his last surgery in January. Read more…

Celebrating Our Miracle // An Update on Josiah

Hi world!

I know, it’s been a long while since I’ve posted anything.Β  Is it just me or is 2018 flying by?

We’ve had so many beloved family and friends asking about our not-so-little-anymore miracle boy and his progress post-surgery.Β  Now that we are nearly three months post-op, it’s due time that I sent out a little update.

Long story, short…he’s doing REALLY well!Β  PTL! πŸ™‚ Read more…

The End & The Beginning // An Update on Josiah

A year ago, I could not fathom how we were going to get through 2017.Β  We were just about to leave the NICU after 9 weeks, knowing that we would make the hospital our second home with the multiple surgeries and follow up appointments Josiah would need.

Yet, here we are a year later, three surgeries down and only one more to go.

It was only possible by the grace of God and by your prayers.Β  Truly.

And as we head into this last surgery, we are anchoring our souls on that truth once more.Β  That His grace is truly sufficient enough for us and the prayers of a righteous person are powerful and effective.

So, what does this last surgery look like and what does it mean for Josiah? Read more…

A Reflection on Our Year of Miracles // One Word for 2018

It’s ten days into 2018 and I’ve finally started to remember to write 2018 instead of 2017.Β  Which means 2018 must be here to stay, right? πŸ™‚

We kicked off the New Year with a sick baby – full blown coughing, sneezing, snot drizzled everywhere, low-grade fever, no sleep…oh the joys of parenthood.

And just as the kiddo started to get better…the husband got sick.Β  And then just as he started to get better…yup, you guessed it…I got sick.

Which is why this is being written ten days into 2018, instead of on the 1st of January.

I digress.

A couple of years ago I learned about One Word 365 from my sweet blogger friend Sarah.Β  And heading into 2016, I just knew with a strange certainty that the word for that year would be “Immanuel” – God With Us.

At the time, I had no idea that my first-born son would be born in 2016, 10.5 weeks early.Β  There was no way to anticipate the up and down journey it would all be, and that my one word – Immanuel – would become such an anchor for us in that season.

Heading into 2017, I felt such conviction that it would beΒ a year of miracles.Β  We had just witnessed our little 29 weeker thrive in the NICU, surprise the doctors despite all of his medical diagnoses, and come home before his expected due date.

But there I was, the last day of 2017, permanently situated on my glider as I tried to rock a very cranky, sniffly little boy to sleep. Read more…

Choosing to Speak in Love // A Reflection on Year Three of Marriage

December 20th marks our anniversary.Β  It’s been three years since we said our vows to one another, deciding that for better or for worse, this would be our forever person.

When I look back at our wedding video and read the post I wrote for ourΒ first anniversary, I remember how absolutely, overwhelmingly in love I was with my husband.

And I still am.

But although that love I felt then was real and true, it hadn’t yet gone through the fire.Β  It had yet to be tested and tried and proven true.

It was only a matter of time. Read more…

Josiah’s Doljanchi (Traditional Korean First Birthday Celebration)

The older I get, the more I am learning how to appreciate and truly enjoy my Korean heritage.Β  Two factors also help – the fact that I married a guy who was born and raised in South Korea and…my very, VERY Korean grandmother. πŸ™‚Β  For those of you with a Korean g-ma, you know what I’m talking about!

Anywho, last month was our little boy’s first birthday!Β  And I spent weeks and weeks waist-high in glitter, hot glue guns, polyester filling, and beans.Β  But it was completely worth it.Β  You’ll see what I mean below. Read more…