Created for More.

She was born to create. There were no obstacles that deter her from being who she was meant to be. She is here to make a difference. She is here to bring peace. In times of uncertainty, she relied on her passion to see her through. In those times, she created waves of love. Waves…

Free.

Encapsulated by darkness; a dense fog that overshadowed her being. She sat peacefully in the moment, intending for the fog to dissipate through the goodness of her soul. Gently, she spoke the words "I am me.."  Slowly and infinitely, she waited.  At ease in the present. To be utterly patient wasn't easy, yet she overcame…

Who I Am.

Allow me to (re)introduce myself. I'm Jessi. I carry many titles, all with significant meaning to my life.  I am a mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, writer, coach and entrepreneur.  With each title comes a chapter of my story that makes me the unique individual that I am. My story began quite simple.  I'm from…

Bursting with pride.

Our son has been struggling this school year. Understandably, he has encountered many changes at home and academically, yet his determination and perseverance astound me. You see, Brixton struggles with reading intensely. He doesn't enjoy it, therefore, he doesn't put forth a great effort. As his mom, and a writer, this is agony to me.…

When I return..

At the time, I thought I was satisfied. I thought I had had enough of your brilliance to fulfill my thirst. I was ready to move on. Here I sit, months later, thinking of your beauty and reminiscing of the fairytale that surrounds you. How I miss your essence and grace. I long to see…

When it hurts.

Some days you know you can conquer your dreams, while others leave you breathless with agony. For the days filled with agony and sorrow of yesterday, remember who you are today. A memory isn't always to be remembered as it felt. To preserve your now, remember yesterday for who you were then. When it hurts,…

The Year of Discovery and Exploration.

Everyone is talking about their word for 2020. I started to wonder what my word would be.. In talking to my kids (because they're my sounding board), I realized that we have two words for this new horizon: Discover & Explore. I won't narrow these words to become strictly dictionary versions of what they could…

Concentrated thoughts.

Have you ever been so consumed by a thought that you can feel its power? When that power grabs ahold of you, and refuses to let go, you are being called to do something with it. Sometimes a forward action will alleviate the consuming thought, while other times it's a push to keep moving in…

Down Syndrome.

On the day Ingrid was born we began a life long journey of education. Before this we knew nothing of down syndrome or anyone who was blessed with it. To say we were thrown into a new life would be an understatement. From the beginning we made a very conscious effort to treat her the…

The Season of Grief.

She longed to see his eyes. She missed the way his lips gently smiled when she came into his sight. She had gotten used to his voice. The way he said her name. The way he looked deeply into her eyes. His scent lingered throughout the space. She could feel him there. Each year that…

That’s when I knew..

The day my world turned black, I felt something coursing within me.  Something I had never felt before, a spark per say.  I clutched my chest and fell to the floor. When I awoken I saw a beautiful glow.  A faint crimson color brushing past my sight.  I knew my world had changed, yet I…

The Generation of Peace.

This morning while preparing for school, my son stated that he no longer wants to go to school.  I'm certain this is normal behavior for most children, yet not this kid.  He loves school, so this was a concerning revelation from him. You've heard me speak of my kids often, so you may remember hearing…

Balsam Winds.

As the winds struck the cords of glass, she rose. Blanketing her shoulders in precious wool, she grew breathless. Christmas was approaching; a change of spirit. Consumed by feelings of overwhelming joy, she set out for a winter's night stroll. A crystal star shooting across the navy sky, she gazed above. Trees illuminated by moonlight…