To keep with my “thankful for posts” today I want to share a bit about my friends. It is true you don’t choose your family but you do your friends and I would say I have chosen some of the best friends – I would consider them family. To have a friend you must be a friend and I think that is so true. The best friendships in my life are the ones that go both ways. The ones where my friends make time for me, they have stuck it out when times have gotten tough and have loved me when I have been maybe a little less loveable. I hate to point out my friends by name simply because there are really too many to write about but I have to highlight a couple people who have helped me get where I am today including the creation of this blog.

friendship quote 2

Julie is my soul sister, my sister from another mister, my best “frand”. Her and I get together every week early one morning to grab coffee, talk about our week and just pray together. Its hard to say what I love most about Julie other than to say she has a heart of gold (and you know I love gold). She speaks my love language like none else I know. She is always there for me even when I corner her at church just needing a hug and a shoulder to cry on. She is the perfect hostess and always has some fabulous diy project on the go at her gorgeous home. My favourite thing about my time with Julie is the conversation is never dry or lacking in authenticity and genuine love and care. I love doing life with Jules. I say that she is the friend I prayed my whole life for. She is a loving and giving wife and mom and I have learn’t so much from her. She loves my babies and spoils them with snuggles and special things often! (They love their Auntie Julie) My life is richly blessed because of this beautiful woman!



(here is my sweet Jules loving on my baby boy)

Then I have my mommy friends. My girl friends who are at the same stage of life as me. Friends who get together for play dates and we can talk baby problems or dish about the latest bachelor/bachelorette episode. Life is fun when we do it together with like minded people and my beautiful friends are not only beautiful inside but outside as well. I love spending time with each of my girls wether its grabbing coffee or going for a walk to the park with our babies.  I love each of you deeply and am so thankful to have you in my lives.


Then I have my close girlfriends. The ones that know me for all my quarks and flaws and still love me none the less. They have stood with me through some dark times and laughed with me in the fun times. One doesn’t even live in the same province as me and yet when I talk to her we pick up right where we left off. Each of you have blessed, stretched, challenged and encouraged me at different points in my life and I want to say thank you. The thing with friendship is you know who your true friends are because when life is tough they pull up a chair instead of walking away and I am so blessed and thankful to say I have a few of these kind of friends in my life. I pray that my friends say I am that kind of friend.  As girls so often we are catty about things, we tend to gossip and tear each other down far too often. We should celebrate our differences and encourage each other in whatever ways we can.


friendship quote 3


To each of my friends old and new thank you for being you! My life wouldn’t be the same without you. Each one of you will never be forgotten. I love you all!




1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • Growing up as a white girl in an all white family I know what privilege is. I knew racism still existed but sadly I never allowed it to really impact me or become educated on it - I never chose to speak out on it even though I thought it was wrong. Than I adopted 3 sweet mixed babies and through my involvement with foster care I quickly realized I can’t sit silently I need to do more. Not only for my babies but for every single person of color. It breaks my heart, the fact that black people are treated much less thought of less than white. The labels and stereotypes I hear people talk about make me sick to my stomach. To think my babies birth parents could be any less valueable, important and deserve less love than someone with white skin - it just wrong! Yes the black deserve to be celebrated and honoured for their cultural differences and they are just as equally important, valuable, worthy of love as any white person! To all those of the black community I am sorry! I really have no other words than I’m sorry and I promise to do better and to raise my kids to know that no matter someone’s skin color we all deserve to be loved and shown kindness always! #georgefloyd #blacklivesmatter
  • Life has felt heavy these past couple weeks - so much pain, brokenness, death, people hurting and for this emotional girl who feels all the things it’s been too much so I’ve been just leaning into Jesus and soaking up all the love and snuggles with my fam jam! I’m so thankful that Jesus feels all the feels right with us and that we have a hope that is far greater than the pain of this world! *don’t be jealous of my paw patrol ice pack that my daughter let me borrow*
  • Birth MOM
Foster MOM
Adoptive MOM
In waiting MOM
Step MOM
Bonus MOM
Grieving MOM
Single MOM 
To ALL moms out there I pray that today you feel loved, valued and celebrated! Motherhood is the hardest yet greatest journey and I don’t take my little people for granted! To those of you who find today extremely difficult I see you, I feel you - I truly do and I pray an extra measure of grace and love be poured on you today! #happymothersday
  • As someone who suffers in pain daily thanks to an auto immune disease I am no stranger to pain- from physical pain to the emotional pain of infertility and failed adoption,  loss of loved ones and broken relationships pain has always been apart of my life and I’m sure it has been for you too. We live in a society that associates pain as a negative thing as something we should fear but I’ve been trying to shift my perspective lately and thinking about the fact that pain is a privilege. Pain can be used for good in our lives if we allow it to be. What happens when we view pain as a privilege? I believe if we allow ourselves to profit from the pain we will no longer suffer in waste but we will develop self growth and discover the purpose to our pain. #justmytwocents #thursdaythoughts
  • A lot of things have changed since last Easter but the reason we celebrate hasn’t!  I’m so thankful that Jesus turns #gravesintogardens #heisrisen
  • Gratitude is a powerful thing... I was thinking of those who lived through the holocaust today and I was instantly so thankful that we get to chose to stay home and be safe that we can still go in our car for drives for a change of scenery that even though we are living in quarantine away from people we are not in hiding we aren’t scared for our lives and we are healthy!! #covid19 #gratitudeattitude

Follow Me!