A Broken Understanding

Last weekend, our little family among millions accomplished something grand. It’s actually so monumental to us as a family that I imagine that the universe celebrated along with us at the very moment that it happened maybe even with the creation of a new star out there somewhere in the galaxy. The residue from broken … Continue reading A Broken Understanding

How 1 Family Struck a Chord

Hello world! Stacy’s Flutterings is back! I took a hiatus from the blog because, in all honesty, I thought the blog had run its course. That was then. This is now, and this 1 mom is back. It hasn’t run its course. Rather, it has just begun. I want to share what we have been … Continue reading How 1 Family Struck a Chord

A Time to Sing: Coping with Mental Illness

About two years ago our beautiful daughter Kim, who is our songbird, almost lost her life when she attempted suicide.  Miraculously, she survived.  Once she got her strength back she started the process of finding a healthier mental health balance.  Of course there are a multitude of ways in which a person can cope with … Continue reading A Time to Sing: Coping with Mental Illness


It was a little over a year ago that my counselor encouraged me to re-frame my experience regarding finding my daughter after her second attempt.  You see I was feeling very guilty about what had happened.  I was questioning myself.  "What if I would have done this or that?"  What a difference a year makes!  … Continue reading Reframe

Cowboy’s Song

I was blessed with the opportunity to volunteer as a lead in the catering tent from July 31st to August 7th in Ottawa, Kansas with Extreme Makeover Home Edition.  Along side me was my husband Bill who volunteered in the catering tent and then quickly moved on to helping build Gina and Allen Hill's new … Continue reading Cowboy’s Song