My husband and I have been married for almost ten years, and we are parents of four wonderful children who are ages 10, 6, 3, and 2 ½. From first glance, you may not think much of our family. We may seem pretty ordinary, but the way we became a family was nothing but extraordinary.
By Lucy G. I was on my honeymoon in Cancun Mexico, enjoying the sun and the ocean breeze, beautiful scenery all around me, and the sand that felt so good under my feet. I was proud of the new bathing suit that I had special ordered from a plus size catalog. Being a large woman [...]
by Daniel H I received permission from my brother to share a little piece of his life for the sake of encouraging others who may be questioning why God has them, or a loved one, on a path that seems uncertain. My brother and I have always been fairly close. For the most part, we [...]
by Alexandra U. I ended the first part of my I Made Lemonade story when I was 8 years old and my father got remarried. Life continued on, though with a large hole where my mother had been. My family learned to survive without her, as hard as it was. We all changed a little [...]
By Maria Juliet Rose Nabatanzi And now we’re here in this beautiful place. Are we really here or is this just a dream!?” Every other creative idea was blocked from my mind, except for these dominate emotions claiming their territory, and fighting for their release.
By R. Jackson For the first time in my life, I learned how to put words to my pain instead of isolating and hiding behind school, work, being a wife and a soccer mom. God awakened my soul and caused my heart to yearn for a better ME!
by Heather O. People always talk about the exotic photos and their envy of the life I lead while living abroad in Spain. And honestly, there is so much to rave about. The trips to Lisbon, Salamanca, Segovia, Madrid, Santander, Granada, Budapest, Istanbul, La Manga, Murcia and more just last year alone with many more [...]
by Alexandra U PART I My making lemonade story started a long time ago. About 18 years ago to be precise. I was 6 years old. I was on a trip with my 10 year old sister, visiting my grandmother and cousins in New Mexico. I was very young, so I don’t remember all the [...]
By Sarah N. What does Making Lemonade mean to me? It means not giving up on God. I was at the art museum the other day and I saw this painting by Jamie Wyeth. Up close it appeared to be an unremarkable mess. However when I stood back and looked at the big picture I [...]
Written by Heather R. Have you ever stroked a globe? If you like to rub the ridges of the Himalayas, then your finger is on top of Nepal-home of breath-taking summits, diverse terrain, friendly people and rich history. Nestled in between China and India, the two largest economic powerhouses of Asia, Nepal’s recognition has been [...]