The Pursuit of Peace

The Pursuit of Peace

The last time I sat down to write, I was pregnant, so.. it’s been… a while.

I’ve had another baby… well, she, Taya, is almost 2 and half and she is a wild, joyful tornado! If you can put all those words together!?

Hope Trafficker Book

I released my first book in 2019, so here it is! I’m so excited to share this with the world. I never considered myself a writer, but after I started blogging and God put on my heart to write about my unexpected journey of parenting a child with a disability, one of deep pain, but taught me that that hope can still be found. Hope in us stirs hope in others. My prayer is that after you have read my book, you will be encouraged on your own journey, that you would carry hope and be a HOPE TRAFFICKER.

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The Pursuit of Peace

The Pursuit of Peace

The last time I sat down to write, I was pregnant, so.. it’s been… a while.

I’ve had another baby… well, she, Taya, is almost 2 and half and she is a wild, joyful tornado! If you can put all those words together!?

One Moment with God

One Moment with God

When we were in Melbourne last month, I sat and wrote a blog about being pregnant and having a baby. I chose not to post it because, to be honest, it was pretty negative. I came to the point where I realised after writing the blog that, fear is so ugly, but focus is powerful.

Piper Starts School

Piper Starts School

I can’t believe we completed the first term of Kindy. The lead up to Piper starting school was really tough for me. I remember every time I thought about the possibility of Piper going to school, the fear took over my body and I felt physically sick. The thought of...

I Wrote a Book

I Wrote a Book

It’s still a foreign thought to me, that I actually wrote a book. I only told two people because I didn’t want to declare something, and like everything in my life, never stick at it for a long time.

R U OK?

R U OK?

I was reluctant to write this, but here I am being vulnerable, hoping it can encourage someone. It’s R U OKAY day and this is my story with mental illness.

Be Still

Be Still

When was the last time you actually sat in stillness? When you just sat in quiet, in God’s presence.

Who do you say you are?

Who do you say you are?

Lately, I have been having a bit of an identity crisis. I have been allowing how people see me, or think of me, or how I think they think of me, to define me. When you hear someone say something about you, do you think that is you? Like that is who you are?

Listen Up

Listen Up

While I don’t fully know what Piper hears without the hearing aid on, it has been described to us like being at a loud concert wearing head phones.

The Devil Loves Doubt

The Devil Loves Doubt

The last swallowing test we had for Piper we had been praying and believing for good results, we had people around us praying into this test. It had been over a year since her last one so we had been waiting a long time for this, for answers.

“So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord!”

– Psalms 31:24

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Happy Mother’s Day to my mama! Today I honour you for who you are. Loyal, strong, faithful, kind, caring, generous, always giving and the best Gaga! Thanks for always supporting us! Love you so much!  Couldn’t do my journey without you! 💖
Happy Easter. 💖 Love my fam. Love my God. Love my Church. #heisrisen
I am a little lost for words, our miracle girl. EATING chocolate for the first time ever, her joy, her beautiful swallow. I never take these moments for granted, and we get to add this to her feeding routine everyday. I was definitely crying behind the camera. 😭😭😍😍
Love them. 😭😍
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The pursuit of peace. 

It’s been a while since I have sat and wrote, hope it encourages you today!  Link in my bio. 💖
I love my girl. I feel for her struggle and big feelings to process her journey. But I have so much delight in her, and it reminds me of how much God delights in us, in our struggles too. Reminds me of this psalm: 

“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:23-24‬ ‭

As we keep our gaze fixed on Jesus, not this fallen world, may you discover his delight over every detail of your life. You are so precious to Him and I’ll never stop reminding my girls of this. 💖
HaPPy B!rtHdAy!! 🎈 You are my favourite person ever! I love that you only know how to full cheese smile. I love how you teach, play and love our girls. I love the way you care and encourage others. I love the way you lead. I love how you honour me as your wife. I love you. Thanks for being the best. Today we get to celebrate the amazing person you are. 🎂
Shoulder reconstruction #5. This is my fourth one since we have been together and with two kids recovery feels a bit overwhelming. 🥺 Love this brave man. 🥰 #wecandothis
It’s been 3 years since I released this book I wrote. 

It was the hardest start to motherhood. I remember how impossible it seemed to get through having a child with a disability. Since then, these years have been just as hard but my hope is still here. My Hope continues to be securely anchored in Jesus and when we are anchored, we won’t drift no matter what the current. 

Hope trafficker. I want to keep carrying this type of hope so that you can know in your most hardest season, when it’s painful and what feels so isolating that you aren’t alone. There is hope here, right now! I see you. So just keep going. You can do this. 😘
This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad! Choosing thankfulness today 😍
Such a fun night with this beautiful lady! Helps bringing the art teacher along 😉💖

Leigh Edwards

Married at 19, I became a mum at 22 to our beautiful daughter Piper, diagnosed with 22q (22q11.2 deletion syndrome – 22q),  I was taken on an unexpected journey.

Born in England I moved to Mandurah, Western Australia when I was 12. I don’t consider myself a writer, but after I started blogging about my journey of deep pain I discovered  hope can be found, and hope in us stirs hope in others.

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