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Inhaling Hope.

When I first started this book with a group of girls from church I thought to myself, "eh, I'm not that desperate." When I need to breathe, I have a swarm of people to come in and help - especially when the long days of Darin's schedule on particular months get the best of us. It's hard. Real hard. But I have an army of family and friends to help. All I have to do is call and they come running. 

A few chapters in I thought, "Um. Okay. Maybe this DOES apply to me." And goodness gracious, so much of it did!

But I still had help. Still had my people. 

And midway through this book, we found out we were moving. Surprise, Whitney! 

Though I may not feel overwhelmed all of the time, next year is coming. A new place. A new home. Knowing absolutely no one and my army being 16 hours away. I am 100% certain that "desperate" is a feeling I will feel a lot. Needing to breathe. Needing encouragement. Needing help. 

Needing. Longing. Missing. 

God placed this book in my life when I had no idea we would be leaving. But He knew. And, I feel prepared and filled with hope after reading it through and discussing with precious girls who have been covering my family in prayer. He sent this book to me exactly when I needed it most. 

When we come back from PA., ask to see this book. I can guarantee it will be falling to pieces from each dog ear and highlight. And I'll tell my story of how He was faithful. 

I'm so very thankful for The Lord who goes before me.

I am a modern day homemaker with a passion for family, cooking, celebrating, decorating, travel, and memory making! The Lord has blessed me with the desires of my heart in my husband and our two sons. We recently built our dream home and cultivating a loving and happy haven for my family is where I find so much joy.


  1. I think I'm going to read this book :) And I was just about to write about something a bit similar!
    -Ruth from

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  3. Sorry for the deleted comment. I accidentally commented under my husband's name. What I wanted to say was...I love how God works things out for us when we have no idea what we need. Have you heard of MOPS? I joined a group when I was a new mom in a new city and it was wonderful. I have met most all of my closest friends through it. There might be one in your new place next year.

  4. I think moving will be a wonderful experience for you. Each of us needs to step out of our comfort zone at least once in our life...and this is your time. You will will become a better wife, a better mother...a better everything because you will have to. It's scary but such a good thing. You will become an adult. I speak from experience here. The fact that you know the start date and the ending date should make this so easy for you. Your husband will finish and you can choose to move back to your hometown or at least much closer but you can do anything for a least, you should be able to.....if you can't, then there are lessons to be learned there also. Most women who move with their husband's job don't have to only do it for a year...and they do it...and they thrive...they figure it out. You have a loving husband and a good salary....this shouldn't be hardship for you. Be strong.


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