Choosing Grace

The past three months have been filled with adventure, blessings, and frustrations. As a family, we have traveled to many exciting destinations, dealt with multiple unexpected hardships, and experienced huge transitions. To name a few major moments: we went on a mission trip as a family, Brett traveled to South Africa, we’ve endured quite a … Continue reading Choosing Grace

My Beautiful Scars

Brett and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary last week on June 2nd. That day, a friend teasingly asked us to share all the wisdom we’ve gained from being married that long. I have been pondering on that question since, and one thing keeps coming up. I have learned to appreciate and embrace the trials … Continue reading My Beautiful Scars

Hope Deferred

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13.12 Hope deferred. This is the state Brett and I have found ourselves in quite often the past year. Many days, we could come up for a breathe and felt we weren’t trapped by its grip. Others, we could … Continue reading Hope Deferred

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Today I awoke heartbroken for the loss of our daughter, Evelyn, that I should be meeting today. But I won't let her story end there. In honor of Evelyn's life, I am finally launching my own website/blog: shaileyratliff.com. Thank you everyone for your support and encouragement.