I’m Jodean. Wife. Mama. Artist. Looking for beauty in the world around me. My home is a little 1934 craftsman on one acre in the beautiful Ozarks, where I live with my husband, two boys, three cats and twelve chickens (aka my little slice of heaven on earth).
It’s a busy life—crazy sometimes— raising this little family of ours, but so very full of the good stuff too. When I sarted this blog many years ago as an adoption journal, I never imagined it would become what it has. Although our dream of adoption didn’t turn out as planned and has yet to be fulfilled, this space has continued to be an outlet for me—through grief and celebration, trials and victories. It has grown and matured and evolved along with me through the birth of two sons and the loss of a daughter, and the many everyday, ordinary moments between. Through this blog, I have been able to share information and raise awareness about a rare congenital condition called Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum, which my youngest son was diagnosed with in utero, and connect with other families travelling this road with us, many of whom I now count as lifelong friends.
Most of all, this blog serves as a place of encouragement—for myself and hopefully others—to slow down sometimes and savor the little moments of joy and peace in the midst of this crazy, wonderful life.