Hi there! My name is Bonnie and I’m so glad you stopped by.
I’m a hope hunter. As long as I can remember, I have sought to find hope in the hard seasons of life. I believe beauty can be found in every life, and that sometimes beauty does its most transformative work in brokenness.
Born in the shadow of my brother’s death to type 1 diabetes (T1D), and raised with a sister living with T1D, I was nevertheless unprepared for the sorrow I experienced when my own son was diagnosed with T1D at age five.
Over time, and drawing from a deep well of faith, I have learned the restorative grace of giving space for sorrow rather than pushing quickly past it. On these pages, I reflect on life in all its beauty and messiness, convinced that hope glimmers even in the darkest of shadows.
Perhaps you too are hunting for hope in the hard places?
If you’re new here, may I invite you to take a deep breath, settle in and pause for a few moments of quiet reading and reflection? I hope what you find on these pages helps you process whatever life season you are currently encountering so you might discover renewed joy in the journey.
I live in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, on the edge of bucolic Chester County with my mostly-raised family of five and my adorable border collie. I am passionate about finding a cure for type 1 diabetes, helping others experience the God of love, filling my senses with beauty, and exploring all things France.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you’ll subscribe and come back often!
PS – Here are a few of the articles I have written about being a parent of a child with T1D:
The Day My Son’s Endo Kicked Me Out – my experience of transitioning my son to an adult endocrinologist.
What Saved My Son’s Life– the importance of having glucagon handy, especially when traveling.
The Stomach Flu Away From Home – getting the stomach flu in college and how to be prepared.