verb (used with object), restored, restoring. bring back into existence, use, or the like; reestablish: to restore order. 2. to bring back to a former, original, or normal condition, as a building,statue, or painting. 3. to bring back to a state of health, soundness, or vigor. 4. to put back to a former place, or to a former position, rank, etc.: to restore the king to his throne. 5. to give back; make return or restitution of (anything taken away or lost). 6. to reproduce or reconstruct (an ancient building, extinct animal, etc.) in the original state. Three years ago I lay in bed next to my superMAN and spoke out-loud the words I never thought I’d hear come out of my mouth (and his in agreement), “Maybe we’re not the right people for one another…” A few minutes later, we turned to one another and agreed Continue Reading →


Receiving the closed doors has been about more than just my daughter’s diagnosis. It’s also been about having every door we’ve ever known in our lives slam shut and create a darkness so deep that we were left questioning everything we’ve ever believed. The past two years have been the hardest we’ve ever been through. When the Church is healthy, Continue Reading →

When it’s Time to Make a Pit Stop

I can clearly remember that moment when my daughter was still very little and I made a decision about her and my future children. I was standing outside of a Sunday School classroom and I noticed another little girl whose clothing was very mis-matched and she had topped off her outfit with sparkly, ruby-red slippers. I remember thinking, “I will Continue Reading →