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    Hello! My name is Laura, welcome to my blog! I write weird stories, collect dragon plushies and stay up too late with my nose in a book. I am a wife, mom and child saved by grace. My hope is that you find encouragement here or at least a smile or too.
    God bless!

  • “Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book that it may be for the time to come forever and ever.”
    ~Isaiah 30:8.

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    We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress' leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "The only just literary critic," he concluded, "is Christ, who admires more than does any man the gifts He Himself has bestowed."
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "Writers who see by the light of their Christian faith will have, in these times, the sharpest eye for the grotesque, for the perverse, and for the unacceptable. To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling figures."
    ~Flannery O'Connor

    You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.
    ~Arthur Polotnik

    Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
    ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

    "There are forms of insanity that condemn people to hear voices against their will, but as writers we invite ourselves to hear voices without relinquishing our hold on reality or our right to control."
    ~Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway

    Christians have sometimes been suspicious of stories, because they really can influence you. If you read the Twilight novels once a month for a year, I think you'd be a different human afterward—and not a sparkly one.
    ~Nate Wilson

Our Little Bundle of Joy

She’s here!

Our little Abby was born on June 11th.  She weighed 5lb. 13oz and was 19in long.

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I was in labor for over 36 hours and looking back, I can’t believe I did that.  It was the hardest thing I have ever done, but the reward was so worth it.  The moment the nurses laid her on my chest for the first time is a moment I will never forget.  I thought for sure I would just start crying then, but all I could do was stare at her and breath because it was finally all over.  God is amazing with how He created a woman’s body to give birth, it’s so crazy, even having experienced it I still can’t help but think, “how?”.

I had an amazing team with my husband, mom and doula, Deanna Norris (if you live in the Oklahoma City area and are looking for a doula, Deanna is wonderful) — and the hospital staff were fantastic.  I wanted to have a natural birth if possible, and thank the Lord, there were no complications and I was able to deliver Abby completely drug free.

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I am so thankful that everything went well.  Apart from how long it was (again, I don’t know how I did it…), it was a really good experience.  I was nervous about being in a hospital with everything I didn’t want, but the staff stuck to my birth plan and just were as sweet as could be.

Abby is doing well, letting mommy and daddy get enough sleep at night and just being adorable during the day.  We are very much smitten with our little bundle of joy.  She’s definitely a keeper. 😉

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Our family of two is now a family of three and a new adventure has begun.  🙂

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