Welcome to Reforming the Home. Here you will be able to sit down and listen to our story of loss, or get up and take a walk if you so choose, following alongside these footsteps of grief my husband and I now walk in as we learn to reform this house we’ve made into a home.

I initially created this blog with the intent of sharing homemaking content - from recipes, to home décor, home improvement projects, and more. I also intended to incorporate my faith into the content I produced, as I believe that God should be glorified in all areas of our lives and in everything we do. I ultimately wanted Him to be glorified through all the content I churned out. But with the busyness of working a full-time job and often coming up short in my wifely duties to keep an orderly home, I let my lack of creativity and motivation for direction with this site get the best of me. I didn’t want for this to just be another blog that regurgitated the usual viral recipes that were making their rounds on Pinterest or Instagram. So here it has sat, cold and neglected over the past eight months with nothing informative or worthy of reading. That is until now.

After unexpectedly losing our daughter at the beginning of 2024, I feel like God has finally called me to step back into this space to share our story with others. I’ve been meditating on the title of this blog for a while now, and I must admit I had initially thought it was pretty clever, as I wanted to tie in topics of the reformed Christian faith into my homemaking content. But I am now getting a sense that God was ultimately doing a work in this that is much deeper and more profound than I could have ever crafted on my own.

Webster’s dictionary provides the following definitions for reform:
reform (verb)
1. a: to put or change into an improved form or condition
b: to amend or improve by change of form or removal of faults or abuses
2. : to put an end to (an evil) by enforcing or introducing a better method or course of action
3. : to induce or cause to abandon evil ways
4. : to form again
We were thrown a dramatic plot twist with the sudden loss of our daughter and now my husband and I are having to learn how to reshape and reform our lives, our marriage, and our home without her.

The power of story is central for believers. In fact, we base our lives around a library of a collection of stories in the 66 books that make up the bible. The narrative of the bible is the greatest story ever told. It’s a beautiful love story about the Creator of the universe who sent His son to save humanity and to win the hearts and souls of all those who believe in the Savior back to the Creator after the world had been corrupted by sin.

So, if you’re still here with me, I ask that you would to take a step into our lives and listen to the story God is writing through us. It’s heavy and messy and heartbreaking and all the things, but the one thing that has remained constant in this story is God’s steadfast love and faithfulness toward us time and time again. And that is why we choose to be unwavering in our love and adoration for Him, even through the pain and suffering. I pray that you will find some sense of encouragement as you read our story. I also hope that it will spark a flame inside you and encourage you to share your story with others.

And who knows, I may still share some recipes here and there as well as some home improvement and design content. But the major concept for this site now will be to tell of our testimony and for the legacy of our daughter to live on in our lives. I pray that you and everyone who comes across it will be blessed by it.

Welcome to our story.

The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
They are planted in the house of the LORD;
they flourish in the courts of our God.
They still bear fruit in old age;
they are ever full of sap and green,
to declare that the LORD is upright;
he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.