The Knee Crisis

I’m counting down the hours. Check out this fantastic retro 1970s timer from VintageRetroDesign. Lovely!

Two years ago today I hit “publish” on this blog for the first time.

I had big plans for this little site. Love for home and family combined with love of writing made a blog like this inevitable. Many of you were gracious to follow along and encourage me as I typed my thoughts out loud.

This past January I hit a roadblock of the most unexpected kind when I began experiencing pre-term labor symptoms due to an overwhelming illness I can’t begin to describe. I will spare you the details, except to say that my 6 trips to the emergency room for dehydration were necessary and potentially life saving for my baby. No sound in the world can be compared to the thwap thwap, thwap thwap on the fetal heartbeat doppler in a moment of uncertainty.

I have experienced multiple Nancy Kerrigan moments–my own  Tonya Harding being the discouragement that knocks me when I’m already down. I can’t count the times I have told my husband that I just can’t do this any more.

Bed rest is cruel and unusual punishment to the self-diagnosed A.D.D.

I’m not proud of those deflating moments. But I am more aware now than ever that I can do little nothing in my own strength. I have found that my most poignant life lessons are learned when I am down. Either I am more susceptible to learning in those agonizing minutes, or the Great Surgeon knows where to lay the knife to cut away the greatest sections of ignorance in my heart.

Anyway. I am due to deliver a boy in the next 2.5 months. Either things will start looking up or I will continue to learn. I see it as a win/win.

For now, I am back–learning to skate on bruised knees. Thanks for reading.

And happy 2-year anniversary, HouseHoncho.



  1. I can’t believe it has been two years already! And I can’t believe all that has happened to you, dear friend, in those two years. One beautiful boy (finally) at home with you, and another one on the way. God is good! I am so happy for you and Luke and I can’t wait to see what God is going to do in your lives next.

  2. Amber White says:

    Happy anniversary, and welcome back!

  3. Esther McCune says:

    Oh Trisha! I love to read you blog! You are an amazingly strong woman! Praying that the rest of this pregnancy goes smooth & quickly for you! So excited to meet this little boy!! :-)

  4. Happy Anniversary, House Honcho Creator! You have turned my home into a place of hospitality! No more am I afraid because all it takes is a little extra in each room now before company comes. I’m sure they can all spot my dust bunnies, my mold spores, and my oops-I-missed-thats, but at least in general, the house is clean and (fairly) decluttered. Ok, so I’ve been ignoring the “put away laundry” posts for way too long. But today SHOULD be the day. :-)

    I was on bedrest beginning at 20 weeks, and now he’s nearly 19 … years! It’s worth it. It’s hard, but it’s worth it.

    Rest easy in His grace and mercy …

    Much love,

  5. Glad that you are back, and I hope and pray that the rest of your pregnancy goes better. Bed rest is a tought thing, especially with another child to take care of.

  6. Praying for grace and peace for you Trisha.

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