Welcome to Mind Mumbles, and a little peek into my world. I’m an author and speaker who happens to be passionate about marriage, supporting bereaved parents, and finding God’s grace in the midst of even the darkest struggles.
Hubs and I married in 2003 in small-town Wyoming. Eventually, God – with His innate sense of humor – moved us to North Dakota. I work from home as a virtual assistant, and love my clients as much as the work I do. My husband, Brent, is my personal IT guy and has a day job at a local financial institution, working in their IT department. (Handy!)
Our oldest daughter, “Little Miss”, was born two months premature in 2010, in order to save my life. I suffered from HELLP syndrome and had to have an emergency cesarean. Little Miss spent the first month of her life in the NICU, and came home from the hospital weighing just over four pounds. What Little Miss lacks in size, she makes up for in sass. She is far too intelligent for her own good, loves snuggles, and is the best giggler around.
In April of 2013, our second daughter, Harlynn, was delivered stillborn. I was in active labor and we had no idea our precious baby had died, until we arrived at the hospital and were given the devastating news. Since then, I’ve partnered with a local photographer and good friend, Michelle Warren, to run a nonprofit designed to assist bereaved families in their darkest hours. Since the formation of Harlynn’s Heart, we’ve teamed up to help dozens of families locally, and encourage thousands more via social media. Harlynn-bear, in pictures you’ll see throughout my blog, is how Harlynn is incorporated in all family pictures. Not a day goes by in which we don’t think about, love, and miss Harlynn.
2014 brought the birth of our third child, “Little Man”, who is a healthy and (super) active boy. Little Man also has a moderate hearing loss and we are working to make sure his life is not inhibited by hearing issues. Little Man is loving exploring all his world has to offer, leaves a trail of slobber wherever he goes, and loves to wrestle. He is probably the strongest baby in the world, evidenced by his death grip on everything he grabs. He will undoubtedly eat us out of house and home if his current appetite trend continues. He may show physical resemblance to both his sisters, but he has a personality all his own.
So there you have it! This site is where I share my struggles, stories, and revelations. I don’t have it all figured out, I don’t have it all together, but I’m honest about my shortcomings and being my most genuine self. I’d love to have you join up with me and others for an in-depth look at crazy. I try to post two or three times a week. If you don’t want to miss out, join my newsletter list, and let me get to know you!