Because of my good friend, Brynn, I am now a little bit addicted to this show.
The $43.17 iTunes bill last month proves it (Sorry hunny)
I love Lauren Graham.
I love that it’s a show about family.
Families are dysfunctional & sometimes just seeing another family not be “perfect” gives me peace {is that bad?}
And I really miss Brothers & Sisters so this is my new family drama 🙂

I cry in almost every episode.
It always brings it back to family in the end & just like Modern family usually does, I shed a few tears at the end.
However, the end of season 1 proved to be a real tearjerker.
I don’t even remember what happened at the end now but what I realized at 2 am that Tuesday night was the real reason behind the tears.

I so desperately want a family.

Watching a show about family only intensifies my longing to have one of my own.
God is faithful and His timing is perfect.
This I know.

If things had happened according to “my plan” we would not be on the path we are on.
For that I am grateful.
But sometimes it still really hurts.
I don’t think I’m alone on this.
How do you deal?

Hey, I'm Wynne!

Hi, friend! First, I truly am so giddy that you are here. I want you to know I believe in you and all the ways you are growing towards living a more intentional life.  I genuinely hope you are encouraged from our time together here.

A little about me, I’m a type 7 on the enneagram, a total extrovert + people lover, entrepreneur, connector, storyteller, people gatherer, and passionate wife, mama + friend. I feel most alive when I’m exploring new places and surrounded by people I love. Give me a day in the outdoors disconnected from wifi, and I am a happy girl. I run on oat milk lattes, Jesus, gratitude journaling and kitchen dance parties with my four kids.
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  1. Sommer says:

    Love you & you my friend, will be the best mommy. He is going to rock your world..more than you could ever ask, plea, or beg….you just wait!! Praying for the “abundantly more” moments to invade even now!

  2. -Tara says:

    My husband and I are in the process of adopting our first and second child from Rwanda and Uganda. I, too, loved Brothers and Sisters, love Parenthood, cry every episode because I long to be a parent and have a family,… I should just say “ditto” to the entire blog post. I’m with you. It’s a difficult journey. I’d love to meet up with you for coffee if you’re ever in the Dallas area. I’m friends with Jessica Honegger (through our Rwanda adoption) and I think we have a few other friends in common. Love following your blog.

  3. -Tara says:

    One last thought… How do I deal? Trying to live one day at a time in total surrender. (I spent half of this year NOT doing that and it was miserable!)

  4. stacey says:

    haha, i LOOOOOVE parenthood, too!!! i just discovered it, like, a few months ago! i’m addicted. i did download the pilot episode on itunes, but then restrained myself to order the first two seasons from the library. i’m in the middle of watching them both, right now.

    and i cry too. i want to be just like kristina, she’s my hero. 🙂

  5. Amanda says:

    I love parenthood. My life is not at all what I thought it would be familywise. I never thought I’d be almost thirty with no kids of my own. Sometimes it is hard to trust God’s timing. I also sometimes wonder if I”m a glutton for punishment since I am obsessed with watching Parenthood….

  6. Sarah Garner says:

    Hi Wynne,
    I also want to just say I agree with everything of this post. 🙂 Loved Brothers and Sisters and am now in the middle of the second season of Parenthood on netflix. I love it and cry every episode as well. My family also doesn’t look “as planned” so far. It’s a daily thing with me and it’s why I love your blog! It’s nice to remind myself sometimes I’m not alone. Thanks for the reminder and you are NOT alone!

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