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Landrum Turns 1

A week ago, our boy turned one.  I’m still in disbelief.  This past weekend, we celebrated his first birthday with some of our closest family and friends (many of whom are captured in these photos, though not all).  I love that this was our first official celebration on Zion Farm. Oh, how this year has […]

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2017 Hewitt Holiday Letter

Dear Family and Friends, With eggnog in one hand, fruit cake in the other, Andrew, Landrum, and I are bebopping our way to Christmas. I know you are too. For us, fruit cake has always been a sure sign that the most wonderful time of year is upon us. Something about the lumpy texture and […]

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Gifts from Motherhood: 6 Months

Life since February 14th has changed me, that’s for sure. I always heard it would… and it’s true. Mothering this squishy little boy has proven to be a bigger gift giver, teacher, and game changer than I ever imagined. These days, I’m living happily with lots of pots stirring and none ever finished. Motherhood is […]

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The Kingdom Here. Now.

…He’s knocking, and if we’ll let Him in, we’ll feast together.  Now.  Not “one day when” but right here, in our in-between time.  We’ll eat till we’re bursting, and with a happy heart, we’ll recognize Him as the One we were longing for in the first place. We’ll find that the Promise Keeper – not […]

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A Thank You Note to Our Baby Boy on Mother’s Day

Baby Boy, You’ve ruined me. Your cry pierced my world… and you tore my heart wide open. Forever. Mothering you is changing me. It’s making me better. So when I think about celebrating my first Mother’s Day, I have to thank you. Thank you, Baby Boy, for bursting onto the scene and ambushing me with […]

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Cleansed by Parenthood

For me, becoming a parent has been like catching the most enormous wave. The moment you hear that cry, the wave picks you up and carries you away. Carries you to fresh waters, and immerses you in newness like never before. New love, new beauty, new demands, new sounds, new rhythms… I was cleared to […]

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Holy Disruption

Our little man turned five weeks old Tuesday. Five whole weeks since we were swallowed up in this beautiful tidal wave called parenthood. Already, our son is teaching us so much. New ways to love, new ways to give of ourselves, and new joys to embrace. Each day, we’re watching him express more and more […]

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What We Declare Over Our Children

I’m a word person. Always have been. And now, more than ever, I recognize the power they hold. My momma heart is being unlocked in every way imaginable these days – and words are playing an important role in this. Words have the power to ignite and to snuff out. To encourage and to deflate. […]

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Pregnancy, Birth, and the Joy of Surrender

It’s a beautiful new adventure I’m on, this thing called motherhood. On Valentine’s Day we welcomed our son, Landrum, into the world. Oh, how life has changed in the last ten days. Diaper changes – *lots* of them, surprise showers at the changing table, the 7-10 day growth spurt [help me, Jesus — this child […]

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Third Trimester Basketball

Baby Boy and I are 37 weeks along now, and I can hardly believe it! It feels like time is speeding up. And even though it’s so close now, I still can’t wrap my mind around meeting him face to face. Pregnancy is something we’re so familiar with until experiencing it ourselves. At least, that’s […]

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Receive the Gift He IS Giving

I don’t know about you, Friend, but in our neck of the woods, we’ve been enjoying beautiful snow for the last three days.  It had been forecasted for about a week, but in South Carolina, you learn not to take these kinds of forecasts too seriously.  Too many “blizzards” have turned out being just a […]

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2016 Hewitt Holiday Letter

{sarcasm alert} Dear Family & Friends- Before I dive into our yearly update, I just have to thank each of you for so faithfully reading our letters and sharing them with others. Every year, I have people from all over – some from as far away as Campobello – contact me and share how the […]

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Painting the Promise of Isaiah 60

Merry Christmas, Friends! I hope you’re having a joy-filled season. Ours has been so beautiful –  very different from all other Christmas seasons.  My growing belly and our fixer-upper have made for lots of new adventures!  In this season of newness, I’ve felt the Lord drawing me back into the world of art. I’ve had […]

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Pregnancy Diaries: 30 Weeks

We’re already thirty weeks along, and I can hardly believe it! February is fast approaching! A lot has changed over the last month or two… For one, we’ve discovered Trader Joe’s. I mean, we’ve known about it for a long time – we just hadn’t tried it for ourselves. But a dear friend and her […]

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The Six Month Bump

I love everything about fall.  So recently, we spent the evening with Laura Hamon while she captured our joy over this growing baby bump.  The three of us were surrounded by autumn radiance.  It was a beautiful moment in time that created memories – and pictures – I’ll treasure forever.  Here are just a few […]

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Second Trimester Bliss

What a difference a new trimester makes! This most recent phase of pregnancy has been a whole different world from my first trimester. For one, I’ve regained my usual tastes and have had a MUCH broader appetite. That alone has made life much easier. Salads are back. Asian is back. Even Southwestern food has made […]

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A Word to the Expectant Mother

To the Expectant Mother: This journey we’re on – the one of bringing life into the world – it’s amazing, isn’t it? It takes me by surprise all over again every day. It’s truly a miracle… and brings with it a whole new world of dreams, emotions, and things to learn. One moment I’m praying […]

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Pregnancy Diaries: 18 Weeks

I could tell you guys were dying for a pregnancy update! I’m now 18 weeks along, and a lot has changed since my first trimester craziness. Don’t get me wrong… the eating has still been a little crazy, but I’ve regained a lot of my usual taste over the past month. [Thank you, Lord!] For […]

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Whose Table Are You Sitting At?

Friend, you might not know it, but you’re sitting at a table. You’ve pulled up a seat at one of many tables to which you’ve been invited. Every day, you’re keeping the company and eating the food of the table at which you sit. There are many possibilities as to which table you discover yourself […]

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The Seed Inside Your Seed

I get pregnancy progress emails several times a week now. One that came the other day informed me of something pretty amazing. If this baby is a girl, she already has millions of eggs inside of her – all that she will ever have, in fact. Thinking on this sparked something in me. If I’m […]

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