How Do We Do This?

EIGHT YEARS AGO I WAS RE-LEARNING HOW TO WALK. December through March were spent in a fuzzy haze mixed with trepidation and fear about the future. With hardware affixed to my hips and confined to a hospital bed in our living room, I asked myself again and again, How do I do this? How does… Continue reading How Do We Do This?

Collecting Stories, Surviving, and Re-Defining Hope

(Raw honesty alert.  If you’re looking for a feel good post, kindly exit now.) Every year at this time, I become a little melancholy.  Wisconsin winters are harsh—gearing up for them each year takes its toll for sure.  My accident happened eight years ago, today.  Parenting continues to be challenging in many respects.  I’m now… Continue reading Collecting Stories, Surviving, and Re-Defining Hope

Contemplating the Hero

This post is taken from a sermon given on June 16th, 2019 When I was a kid, I had a huge crush on Superman.  The one played by Christopher Reeve.   I think I was in fifth grade when the movie came out…there was something about his character:  This good looking, boyish, muscled guy—with a piercingly… Continue reading Contemplating the Hero


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I’m Chris. An adoptive mom and trauma survivor. I’ve been in the the trenches and am here to offer hope.

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