Silent Sleepy Night

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, Featured, Friendship1 Comment

It’s late. I’m tired. I should be in bed. Story of my life—am I right? I was thinking about pain. It’s terrible. It isn’t jolly. It has nothing to do with Christmas. It full on robs us of joy and yet here we sit. Some of us have NO choice. Some of us could chose, but we have better ideas. … Read More

Hawt Dog

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, Inspirations, Laughter1 Comment

Yesterday, during a mad dash to get donuts the littles and I stumbled upon the beloved Oscar Mayer Wiener Mobil. For a chatty and imaginative five-year-old it’s hard to describe the joy that a 27-foot-long hot dog on wheels can produce, but friends it was off the charts. Alana could barely breathe as she smiled, giggled, and shook with wonderment. … Read More

Genderlope

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, NICU, Preemie parenting2 Comments

Once upon a time I had everything figured out, said no one—ever. Okay maybe that is a little bit harsh. We do certainly drum up some brilliant ideas though, am I right? I had decided early on that I was the ideal candidate to be a ‘boy Mommy’. I told my parents, my friends, anyone who would listen that I … Read More

Mother’s Day

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I wanted to write about this yesterday, but I had a hard time wrapping my head around everything I was thinking and feeling.   Mother’s Day can be a bittersweet day for some. It can be a glorious day of celebration, but it can also be a day of grief. It is a day that holds so much weight because … Read More

PTSD

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, Featured, Friendship, NICU, Preemie parenting7 Comments

You guys, I started therapy today. I say that not to pat myself on the back, but to say that I see the light of healing at the end of a long dark tunnel. I have PTSD. The. Struggle. Is.Real. For some reason I am not embarrassed anymore. Women talk so often about how it takes 9 months to be … Read More

My Lighthouse

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It all started with a song. It was stuck in my head and burning in my ears for days. You know when you hear the lyrics and it’s almost as if it was sung exactly for you—in that moment.   We were in the middle of a massive remodel project and our tiny condo was rattling all day long. It … Read More

A Prayer for Sleepless Nights

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Insights, Inspirations3 Comments

Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me. Psalm116:7 I find it so funny how kids can pass out in almost any place if they are tired enough? I wish I had mastered that life skill! Especially lately when the days are so long and by the time I crawl into bed it … Read More

When Fears are Stilled

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Christmas, Family Life, Inspirations1 Comment

Have you ever been stuck to something? Haunted seems so dark and too troubled, but have you ever felt like the weight of something is following you? If you boil it all down, I bet your bottom dollar the culprit would be: fear.   Fear is a shady lady isn’t she? Sometimes she saunters in so carelessly without any hurry … Read More

Silent Night

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As much as I wish that I could say that my Christmas season centers around peace and thanksgiving, the truth is, those are the things I have to fight for! It’s that time of year when schedules seem packed, the to-do-list seems longer, and most evenings seem anything but calm and bright. In my heart I know it’s the most … Read More