The Blog Has Moved!

I’ve been feeling for awhile that I’ve been growing away from “Our Life In Four Bags”. I began blogging as a way for friends and family to keep track of our adventures as graduate students and then as an Air Force family. It was something I did causally, irregularly, and just for fun.

Over the last year, the blog has become a place to process my grief journey as well as share my passion for authenticity. Writing and blogging has become an essential part of my routine and as I work towards writing my first book, I felt it was important to make the blog visually and functionally more professional.

So, as I close this chapter on my writing, blogging, and sharing life, would you continue to follow me over at I appreciate your readership, encouragement, and support and hope that we can cultivate a community of authenticity over in the new space.

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Widowhood is Lonely (and a Plea For Single Parents)

I read this post today and wanted to jump up and down, shouting to the world that somebody put my feelings into words. The author, a single mom to a preschooler, expresses the paradox of single parenting: everyone knows it … Continue reading

31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/4/15]

Caleb had a rough night last night. He wouldn’t stay in bed and ended up falling asleep almost two hours after bed time. Today he refused to nap. I knew he was exhausted, but he was acting as if someone … Continue reading

31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/3/15]

This child is pure sunshine. She waited a long time to learn how to smile, but she hasn’t stopped smiling since. People often ask if I would have gotten pregnant had I known Keith and our baby would not meet. I’m glad God is in charge because he knew how much I needed this sweet girl and her contagious smile.

31 Days of Real Life[click photo for more in this series]

#RunLikeKeith Half Marathon Accomplished

It has been nearly two weeks since I finished the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and I can’t quite seem to convince myself that it really happened. Sunday, September 20, 2015 was perfect weather for a race. The race started and … Continue reading